(FAPA) Restraining Order / Family Abuse Prevention Act
The respondent attempted to cause or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused the petitioner bodily injury; or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly placed the petitioner in fear of imminent bodily injury; or caused petitioner to engage in sexual relations by force or threat of force. The petitioner must be in imminent danger of further abuse.
Qualifying relationship is required (the respondent must be a family member, intimate partner or former intimate partner (within the last 2 years), or parent of the petitioner’s child).
A parent or guardian must petition on behalf of minor victims. The respondent must be age 18 or older.
Civil petition. Hearing only if requested by respondent.
Temporary custody and order to vacate residence available. Emergency monetary relief and attorney’s fees available.
At least one incident within the last 180 days (excluding any time the respondent was in jail or more than 100 miles away). One year order with option to renew.