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Legal Topics: Orders for Protection

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes §518B.01, Domestic Abuse Act.
  • Resources:

  • Domestic Abuse & Harassment, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Domestic Abuse Laws in Minnesota: An Overview , from the Research Department, Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • Domestic Violence / Spousal Abuse, from LawHelpMN.org.
  • Order for Protection (OFP), from the Second District (Ramsey County) courts. This page is part of Domestic Abuse / Harassment. The FAQ page includes information on how to extend, change or dismiss an OFP.
  • Protecting Yourself from Abuse with a Court Order, from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) courts. This page is part of the Domestic Abuse Service Center.
  • Suggested Referrals, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-866-223-1111
    Dakota County OFP hotline: 952-985-1200

    Related Topics: Harassment Restraining Orders


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