Restraining orders can protect you and your children from further abuse and even close contact with the restrained person, providing you with the space that you need to rebuild your life. However, you need to follow the proper procedure to get a restraining order from a court, and that includes providing the right evidence. Here are some of the conditions to keep in mind when filing for a restraining order.
What Are Domestic Violence Restraining Orders?
Domestic violence restraining orders are tools that prevent a restrained person, in this case an abuser, from coming in contact with you or your loved ones. In other states, they are sometimes called orders of protection.
These orders restrict a restrained person’s movements by preventing them from coming close to your home, school, place of work, or other important site such as a house of worship. The restrained person also cannot contact you or attempt to see you. Restraining orders are not perfect, and a restrained person can violate them. However, any violation gives you the right to call the police, who can immediately arrest the offender.