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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 7, 2020

Can I get a domestic violence restraining order against a same-sex partner?

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, you may apply for a domestic violence restraining order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Who can get a domestic violence restraining order? You must also be the victim of an act of domestic violence, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic violence in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

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