Georgia Protective Orders Laws
|Code Section||19-13-1, et seq.|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minor children: grant temporary custody, visitations, support and attorney's fees, counseling; provide suitable alternate housing for petitioner and minor children; provide for possession of personal property|
|Duration of Order||Maximum 6 months; temporary order may be converted to permanent order|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||Misdemeanor|
|Who May Apply for Order||Person who isn't a minor on behalf of self or a minor|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||-|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||Sheriff of the county where order was entered|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||Contempt|
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