Legal Information: Virgin Islands, U.S.

Restraining Orders

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November 22, 2016

Who can get a domestic violence restraining order?

You can get a temporary restraining order or permanent restraining order against:

  • your current or former spouse;
  • a parent;
  • a child;
  • any other person related to you by blood or marriage;*
  • someone of the opposite sex who lives in your home or has lived in your home;**
  • an individual with whom you have a child in common;
  • a person with whom you have been or are in a sexual or intimate relationship.*

* VI ST T. 16 § 91 (c)
** VI ST T. 16 § 91(a), (c)