Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Indiana: Guidance On Restraining Order

From IndyStar:

The Indiana Civil Protection Order Act allows for victims of domestic or family violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment or child sex grooming to obtain protection orders against the alleged perpetrators. A person must file a petition with the courts to formally request a protection order.

the most important thing when filing a petition for a protection order is "specificity." Petitioners should be prepared to describe the relationship with the subject of the order, called the respondent. They should be able to describe when the incident happened, what happened, how and who was present during the incident. 

The terms of a protection order will vary depending on the situation and what the petitioner asks. Most commonly, the order will prohibit the respondent from having direct and/or indirect contact with the petitioner. 

Read more here.

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