The respondent has intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly engaged in two or more unwanted contacts that alarm or coerce the petitioner or member of the petitioner’s family or household, when it is objectively reasonable for the petitioner to feel alarmed or coerced; and, the contacts cause reasonable fear for the physical safety of the petitioner or the petitioner’s family.
The petitioner must reasonably fear for his or her safety or the safety of a family member.
No qualifying relationship is necessary.
A parent or guardian must petition on behalf of minor victims. Available against minor respondents.
Civil petition or police criminal citation.
Temporary custody and order to vacate residence not available.
No emergency monetary relief; potential award of civil damages.