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Restraining Orders

How do I obtain a restraining order against my spouse?
You can speak with an attorney or go to a family violence prevention center. Speak with an attorney in our office to assess the best course of action.

How do I obtain a restraining order against a parent?
You can speak with an attorney or go to a family violence prevention center. Speak with an attorney in our office to assess the best course of action.

Why was I granted only a temporary restraining order?
The person who has the restraining order placed against them must have an opportunity to be heard. Speak with an attorney about how a restraining order becomes permanent.

How do I obtain a permanent restraining order from the court?
It depends on whether the person was served properly and whether they answered the allegations or not. Speak with an attorney about the facts of your case to assess how a restraining order becomes permanent.

What happens if someone is accused of violating a restraining order?
The police report may be created and should be reviewed. In addition, a request may be made with the court to enforce the order. Speak with an attorney at our office who can help with restraining order issues.

Should I go to a domestic violence shelter or stay at home?
If you feel unsafe, or if family members, friends or trusted people are concerned for your safety, also speak with a specialist at a shelter or contact our office to speak with a family law or criminal law attorney.