Tennessee Protective Orders Laws
|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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