47.0201 Eligible petitioners for order.

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(a) A person who is or has been a victim of domestic or family violence may file a petition for an order for protection against a family or household member who commits an act of domestic or family violence.

(b) A parent, guardian, or other representative may file a petition for an order for protection on behalf of a child against a family or household member who commits an act of domestic or family violence.

(c) There is no minimum requirement of residency to petition for an order for protection.

History: 2004, PL 28-16.