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Kentucky Protective Orders

Code Section
403.715 to .785 (domestic violence) 209.01 to .16 (Kentucky Adult Protective Act)

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, support, counseling; restrain from disposing of or damaging property

Emergency: maximum 14 days, may be extended for 14 days. General: maximum 3 years, may be reissued for a year period, with unlimited reissues

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Contempt of court: if intentional violation, Class A misdemeanor

Who May Apply for Order
Family member or unmarried couple member who is a resident or has fled to this state to escape domestic violation and abuse

Fees Waived

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to appropriate law enforcement agency within 24 hours; copy to appropriate agency for entry of domestic violation records into Law Information Network of Kentucky

Civil Liability
Contempt of court

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