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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER FOR PROTECTION

If you have been assaulted or threatened by a relative, someone you live with, spouse, ex-spouse, or someone you are dating, you can obtain a civil order from the court telling them not to harm you again.

A PROTECTION ORDER CAN

  1. Order the Respondent not to threaten or hurt you
  2. Order the Respondent not to enter your residence
  3. Give one parent temporary custody of children
  4. Order the Respondent to leave a shared residence
  5. Grant you possession of essential personal effects
  6. Grant you use of a vehicle
  7. Order the respondent to attend counseling

A PROTECTION ORDER CANNOT

  1. Order child support
  2. Order maintenance (alimony)
  3. Assign property to either party
  4. Establish permanent child custody or use of the shared residence

Victim Information and Notification Everyday program (VINE) is designed to give victims information about any changes in the status of the offender including: release, transfer, escape, and other custody changes.

1.877.VINE4WA (1.877.846.3492) | www.vinelink.com

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