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Legal Information: Vermont

Restraining Orders

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December 13, 2019

Can a minor file for an order?

Yes. A minor of any age who is/was in a dating relationship can file against a dating partner. However, to file in one of the other categories, the minor must be at least 16 years old to file on his/her own. If s/he is younger than 16, his/her parent (or legal guardian) can file for him/her.1

1 VT ST T. 15 §§ 1103(a), 1104(a)