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Legal Information: Vermont

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 13, 2019

Can I get a relief from abuse order against my same-sex partner?

In Vermont, you may apply for a relief from abuse order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Am I eligible for a relief from abuse order?  You must also be the victim of an act of domestic abuse, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in Vermont?

You can find information about LGBTQIA victims of abuse and what types of barriers they may face on our LGBTQIA Victims page.