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Legal Information: Vermont
Updated: December 13, 2019
What is a sexual assault or stalking protective order?
A sexual assault or stalking protective order is a civil court order, which can protect you from someone who is not a family member or household member who has stalked or sexually assaulted you. A household member is generally defined as someone who you live/d with, have/had a sexual relationship with, or someone you date/d, for any period of time.2 If a family member or household member has stalked or sexually assaulted you, you may be eligible for a relief from abuse order instead. For more information, see the Relief from Abuse Orders section.
1 VT ST T. 12 § 5133(a)
2 VT ST T. 15 § 1101(2)
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