Order for protection
If you are being abused, you may be able to file an order for protection.
You can apply for an Order of Protection against your abuser, if you are their:
- Spouse or former spouse
- Parent or child
- Blood relative
You can also apply if you:
- Are living with them now or lived with them in the past
- Have or are expecting a child with them
- Have a significant romantic or sexual relationship with them
Orders for Protection puts limits on your abuser's behavior. They may:
- Stop your abuser from having any direct or indirect contact with you
- Prevent future acts of domestic abuse
- Limit your abuser's access to your home, work, school or daycare
- Prohibit your abuser from contacting you in person or by phone, letters, social media, email or third parties
- Establish custody of minor children.
Police can arrest abusers who violate the Order for Protection.
City Attorney's Office
350 Fifth St. S., Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55415