Dating Violence Injunction

A victim of dating violence or the parent of a minor victim has standing to file this type of injunction.  Dating violence means violence between two individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.  The petitioner must show that:

  1. The victim has been the victim of violence or has a reasonable belief that violence is imminent; and
  2. That a dating relationship exists.

The Court will consider 3 factors in determining whether a “dating relationship” exists:

  1. If it was within the past six months;
  2. If there was an expectation of affection or sexual involvement; and
  3. The frequency and type of interaction during the relationship.

 

To obtain or fight a domestic violence injunction, there are several steps you need to take.

 

Learn more about this statute here.