Indiana Protective Orders Laws
|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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