39-6301, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minor children: grant temporary custody; pay court cost’s and attorney’s fees; counseling
Maximum 3 months unless renewed, maximum 1 year. Ex parte temporary protective order: maximum 14 days, can be reissued
Penalty for a Violation of Order
Misdemeanor: maximum 1 year jail and fine, maximum $5,000
Who May Apply for Order
Family or household member, even if person has left dwelling to avoid abuse. Custodial or noncustodial parent or guardian may file for minor.
Yes, court may order respondent to reimburse petitioner court fees
Transmission to Law Enforcement
On or before next judicial day