Who can apply for domestic violence restraining orders under the DVPA? If you are going to apply for domestic violence restraining orders under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, you must have at least one of the following relationships with the person against whom you are seeking the restraining orders:
If none of the above relationships apply to your situation, you can still get restraining orders, but not under the DVPA. For example, if you have a dispute with your neighbor, you can apply for civil harassment orders. Civil harassment orders are beyond the scope of this website.