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Legal Information: Tennessee
What protections can I get in a protection order?
Through an ex parte or final elderly or vulnerable adult protection order, a judge can order the abuser to:
- stop abusing you;
- stop neglecting you;
- stop misusing or threatening to misuse your money, property, or state or federal benefits (committing financial exploitation);
- stop sexually abusing or exploiting you;
- return to you or reimburse you for any money, property, or state or federal benefits taken from you through exploitation or other misuse;
- stop providing care or stop working anywhere that provides care for adults;
- not contact you in any way; and
- do or stop doing anything else that is necessary for your protection.1
1 Tenn. Code § 71-6-124(b)
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