Violence from Your Spouse
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- Q1 What is the Spousal Violence Prevention Law?
- Q2 Who can be considered as a spouse?
- Q3 How do you define violent acts from a spouse?
- Q4 What is a protection order?
- Q5 Who is a protection order issued for?
- Q6 What kinds of protection orders are there?
Q7 Other than the police, are there any organizations where I can consult with about the spousal violence?
Q6 What kinds of protection orders are there?
Protection orders are issued by the court upon request from a victim and there are five kinds of orders as follows.
1 A stay-away order
This order is in force for six months and it prohibits an offender from following a victim around or hanging around a victim's residence or workplace.
2 A restraining order which prohibits the following eight acts for 6 months;
(1) Asking for a date;
(2) Implying that your movements have been watched;
(3) Violent behavior or words against you;
(4) Giving you silent calls, continuous calls, faxes or emails;
(5) Giving you calls, faxes or e-mails at night although it is not an emergency;
(6) Sending you unpleasant items such as feces or a dead body of animals;
(7) Making derogatory remarks on you; or
(8) Giving you sexually insulting words, letters or pictures.
3 An order to stay away from children
This order is in force for six months and it prohibits an offender from following around his/her children who live with a victim or from hanging around their school or school routes.
4 An order to stay away from victim's relatives
This order is in force for six months. It prohibits an offender from following around victim's relatives or supporters, or from hanging around their residence or workplace.
5 An eviction order
This order is in force for two months. It legally forces an offender to move out from a house where the offender lives with a victim or to prohibit an offender from hanging around the house.