A victim of abuse may file for a PFA order against an intimate partner or a family member, such as:
• Spouses or ex-spouses;
• Persons who have lived as spouses;
• Domestic partners;
• Same sex couples;
• Persons related by blood or marriage (including bothers/sisters); or
• Current or former sexual or intimate partners (including dating relationships).
The PFA Act does not cover abuse by a stranger or a roommate that the victim is not intimately involved with.