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Restraining Orders

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May 24, 2016

Can I get an order for protection if I'm a minor?

If you are a minor, your parent, legal guardian, or another representative may file the petition for an order for protection for you on your behalf.*  Just as with an adult who seeks an order for protection, a minor has to prove that she is eligible.  To see what you would have to prove to qualify for an order for protection, go to What is the legal definition of domestic violence in Indiana?

* IC § 34-26-5-2(b)