I feel threatened by my brother. He is addicted to heroin and he has a very violent past. He has been arrested for possession and he is being held against his will until mid-July. He does threaten to kill himself many times and I'm scared to be in the same household as him.
Generally-speaking, at least one of your parents or your legal guardian will need to file on behalf of a minor under the age of 18.
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Generally a parent or guardian files a petition for an abuse prevention order on behalf of someone who is under 18.
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If you are emancipated maybe, but you may need a parent to file.
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