Domestic Violence Injunctions: Who Can Apply for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders?
(2) former spouses,
(3) persons related by blood or marriage,
(4) persons who are presently residing together as if a family,
(5) persons who resided together in the past as if a family,
(6) the parents of a child, regardless of whether they have ever been married, and
(7) or must be currently residing in the same household together or have resided in the same household together in the past.
Remember, all is not lost if you are in a relationship with someone but you do not qualify as a “family or household member” for the purposes of a domestic violence injunction. This is because not qualifying for a domestic violence injunction does not necessarily preclude you from obtaining a protective order (injunction) using a different method.
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