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Indiana Protective Orders Laws

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Code Section 34-26-5-1, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minor children: support, custody, maintenance, counseling; refrain from disturbing peace of petitioner; refrain from damaging petitioner's property; order possession of property; pay attorney fees
Duration of Order Emergency: 60 days maximum. General: maximum 1 year, may be extended, maximum 1 additional year
Penalty for a Violation of Order Confinement in jail, prison, and/or fine
Who May Apply for Order Person or member of the petitioner's household
Can Fees Be Waived? Yes, but may collect from party against whom the order is sought if court finds issue meritorious
Order Transmission to Law Enforcement Transmit by the end of the same business day a copy to each law enforcement agency designated by petitioner. Some orders must be entered into Indiana Data and Communication System (IDACS)
Civil Liability for Violation of Order -

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