How to file a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

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Published: January 19, 2021

A Domestic Violence Restraining Order is when a person is asking the court for protection. The court may make several orders based on your REQUEST FOR ORDER. Such as, a Personal Conduct Order which prohibits the perpetrator from harassing, attacking, striking, threatening, assaulting, hitting, following, stalking, molesting, destroying personal property, disturbing the peace, keeping you under surveillance or blocking your movements. The perpetrator can be ordered to have neither direct nor indirect contact with you, by telephone, messages, mail or e-mail and the court may prohibit third party contacts.

The following are the three main types of abuse found in relationships:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse

The court may make Stay-Away Orders in that the perpetrator must stay as much as 100 yards from you, you family, home, job, children’s school or daycare, your car and other Stay-Away Orders deemed necessary. The court can order a person to move out of the residence and not return.

The protected person may ask the court for the right to record communications, have temporary use of property, property restraint, attorney fees and costs, 52 week batterers program and to have the perpetrator turn in all guns or firearms to police or a gun dealer. Please call our office if you need help filing a Domestic Violence Restraining Order.