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Tennessee Protective Orders Laws

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Code Section 36-3-601, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling or provide suitable alternate housing; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations, support; counseling
Duration of Order Protective order effective for 1 year, or court of divorce action modifies or dissolves it
Penalty for a Violation of Order Civil or criminal contempt: civil penalty of $50
Who May Apply for Order Victim of abuse by present or former adult family or household member, if filed by a minor then a parent or guardian signature needed
Can Fees Be Waived? Determined at hearing
Order Transmission to Law Enforcement Copy to local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over area where petitioner resides
Civil Liability for Violation of Order Yes, contempt of court

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