Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

Restraining Orders

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December 28, 2021

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;1
  • someone of the opposite sex who lives in your home or has lived in your home;2
  • 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.1

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

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