Delaware Protective Orders

Code Section
Tit. 10 § 1041, et seq.

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minor children: temporary custody, visitations, support; prohibit use/possession of firearms or disposal of property; award monetary compensation to petitioner; counseling; restrain from committing acts of domestic violence

Duration
Ex parte order: maximum 30 days. General order: maximum 1 year unless extended

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Class A misdemeanor and imprisonment or fine or both

Who May Apply for Order
Member of a protected class on behalf of self and their minor child or an infirm adult

Fees Waived
N/A

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Order entered into Delaware Justice Information system on or before the next business day; copy sent to Delaware law enforcement agency where petitioner resides and/or where abuse received

Civil Liability
Contempt


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