Legal Information: Tribal

Tribal Law

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Updated: 
March 12, 2010

Am I eligible to get a protection order?

It depends. Each Indian tribe and Alaska Native village has different laws which describe who is eligible to file for a protection order and who is not.

Generally, if you have been the victim of domestic violence by a family or household member (as defined by your tribal laws) or you have a fear of serious injury or harm by a family or household member, then you are eligible to file for a protection order.

In order to find out what the laws are in your community, you can go to the local courthouse and ask the court clerk what the eligibility requirements are for filing for protection orders.