Ohio Protective Orders

Code Section
3113.31

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, employment; regarding minors: temporarily allocate parental rights, visitations, support, counseling

Duration
Maximum 5 years, may be renewed; or upon court action for divorce

Penalty for a Violation of Order
1st degree misdemeanor

Who May Apply for Order
Person, parent or adult household member on behalf of other family or household member

Fees Waived
Yes

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to all law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction

Civil Liability
Yes, contempt of court


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