Restraining Order

Restraining Order is a temporary court order issued to prohibit an individual from carrying out a particular action, especially approaching or contacting a specified person. It is often used to maintain the status quo during a divorce. A restraining order is often issued to prevent one spouse from harassing the other. It also protect the petitioner from have their spouse empty their bank account incurring new debt in the couples name. It can also prevent the served spouse from talking badly in front of the children about the petitioner.

People often have the following types of questions:

  • What is a restraining order?
  • How do I get this order?
  • How can this order help me?
  • What is needed to get this order?
  • How much does it cost?
  • How long does the order last?
  • What happens if the order is violated?
  • What do I do if the order is issued against me?
  • Who can get a restraining order?
  • How is the order violated?
  • How can I get this order removed?
  • Is this order a big deal?
  • What is the difference between a protective order and a restraining order?
  • Are there on-line resource to help me get this order?
  • Who can help me get a this order?
  • Does the order apply to both spouses?


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