Domestic Violence FAQ

Q: Can a minor obtain a restraining order?

A: A minor under the age of eighteen can obtain an order with some restrictions. Generally a parent or guardian needs to be present, unless, at the judges discretion the child appears to be in danger. In some cases the Department of Social Services may offer assistance in gaining help for a minor. Many high schools and colleges also offer support for students in a violent relationship. A parent may also obtain a protective order for his or her child.