Do you feel threatened by a family member? Have you ever been subjected to family abuse? Do you feel unsafe for your children from a family member?
In either of the above situations, the civil order which comes under the Family Abuse Prevention Act can help you.
It is protection from harm by a family or a household member.
The law has some significant pointers which need to be taken account of when filing the petition. A well learned lawyer can aid you in the same.
However, here are the imperative aspects of the Family Abuse Prevention Act of Oregon:-
For you to file it in the county, either party must reside here. However, there is not a minimum period of residence.
- Entitled to relief-
The following pointers are requisite for the petitioner to be allowed to relief:-
1. The abuse must have taken place in the preceding 180 days.
2. The abuse should have occurred between family and household members.
3. The petitioner should be in danger of further damage.
4. The respondent represents a credible threat to the physical safety of the petitioner.
What is abuse?
– Attempt to cause or intentionally causing bodily injury.
– Placing another in fear of causing damage.
– Forcing sexual relations by threat or the like
Which members are included in ‘family’?
The family includes:-
– Former spouse
– Adult related by blood, adoption, or marriage
– Those that are cohabiting or have cohabited with each other
– Unmarried parents of a child
– Individuals who have had an intimate sexual relationship within two years, preceding the filing of the petition.
Are minors in the position to file the petition?
Indeed, the minors to be in the position to file the petition, if:-
- Respondent is of 18 years of age or older
- Petitioner is:-
1. Spouse of respondent
2. Former spouse of the respondent
3. Have been in a sexual relationship with the respondent.