The victim (or Petitioner) must have, or have had in the past, a familial or dating relationship with the abusive person (or Respondent). Qualifying relationships include:
- Spouse or former spouse
- Current or past dating relationship
- Having a child together
- Parent, child, stepchild, or other family relationship
- Current or former roommate
- Personal assistant/caretaker of person with disabilities
If you do not have one of these types of relationships with the Respondent, a private attorney may be able to assist you with a Civil Restraining Order. For a Legal Resources List, click here.