Who can apply for a Protection Order in South Dakota?

In South Dakota, SDCL 25-10-3.1 limits the individuals who can apply for a Protection Order to the following relationships:

            (1)      Spouse or former spouse;

            (2)      Is in a significant romantic relationship;

            (3)      Has a child or is expecting a child with the abusing party;

            (4)      Parent and child, including a relationship by adoption, guardianship, or marriage; or

            (5)      Siblings, whether of the whole or half blood, including a relationship through adoption or marriage.