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Restraining Orders

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November 17, 2020

Who is eligible for a domestic violence order of protection?

Someone who is abused by a “household member” may apply for an order.  A household member is defined as:

  • your husband or wife;
  • your ex-husband or ex-wife;
  • someone you live or have lived with (as if you were married);
  • your parent;
  • your “adult child” (which means the child is age 16 or over or legally married);
  • other adults that you live with (“adult” means age 16 or over or legally married);
  • someone with whom you have a child in common; or
  • someone you are dating or dated in the past.1

Note: If you are under 16 years old and need an order of protection, your parent can file on your behalf.

If you do not qualify for a domestic violence order of protection, you may qualify for an order of protection against stalking or sexual assault.

1 Wyoming Code § 35-21-102(a)(i),(iv)