93-21-1, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations, support; restitution for monetary losses suffered as a result of abuse.
Temporary: maximum 10 days, can be extended another 20 days. General: maximum 3 years, may be extended
Penalty for a Violation of Order
Contempt of court: maximum 6 months jail and/or fine, maximum $1,000
Who May Apply for Order
Any parent, adult household member, or next friend on behalf of minors or incompetent
Yes, if court finds that abuse has been committed, abuser may be assessed fines.
Transmission to Law Enforcement
Yes, contempt of court