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Georgia Protective Orders

Code Section
19-13-1, et seq.

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minor children: grant temporary custody, visitations, support and attorney’s fees, counseling; provide suitable alternate housing for petitioner and minor children; provide for possession of personal property

Maximum 6 months; temporary order may be converted to permanent order

Penalty for a Violation of Order

Who May Apply for Order
Person who isn’t a minor on behalf of self or a minor

Fees Waived

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Sheriff of the county where order was entered

Civil Liability

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