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Does Georgia need tougher domestic violence laws?

Here in Georgia, victims of domestic violence can often obtain a temporary restraining order very quickly. This is done by petitioning the court for an ex parte restraining order, which allows the victim to get a restraining order without a hearing or even any response from the alleged abuser. While this is a very important step that victims can take to protect themselves and their children from an abuser, some critics have complained that Georgia's laws fall short when it comes to preventing domestic violence.

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