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Who may apply for a domestic violence restraining order?

You may apply for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order if you have been the victim of any of the following:

  • Actual physical violence, such as molesting, attacking, striking, battering;
  • Stalking;
  • Sexual assault;
  • A serious threat of violence
  • Harrassing and annoying phone calls;
  • Destruction of personal property.


One of the following is true:

  • You are married or were formerly married to the other person.
  • You have or formerly had a dating relationship with the other party.
  • You and the other party have a child or children together.
  • You are related by blood, marriage or adoption (for example: mother, father, child, brother, sister, grandparent, in-law)
  • You and the other party are living together, or formerly lived together, as members of a “household”.

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