Restraining Orders

Can the parents of a 17-year-old place a restraining order against his 15-year-old girlfriend without his cooperation in Oklahoma?



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No. There is a general misconception about the granting and application of restraining orders or protective orders. Before a judge in any US state will issue such an order it must be proven that the named person has committed a physical act of violence or has the potential of doing so. In some situations the judge will issue a "no contact" order, but only under specific circumstances and for a short not lengthy or permanent time period. The courts prefer to leave such matters to the parents, rather than allowing the parents to use the law to replace their responsibility to discipline and control their minor children.