A restraining order, also commonly called an injunction or domestic violence order is an order from a court that can make one party perform certain acts or refrain from certain acts and behaviors. These are often heard as emergency motions because of the risk of irreparable harm involved. Domestic abuse cases often involve restraining orders.
A restraining order is an emergency motion that can protect you and any minor children against domestic violence. A family law lawyer can help determine if this type of order is needed, or you can try and file for this type of order without legal help. A restraining order can:
If a judge issues a restraining order and the terms of the order are violated then there are penalties that can be enforced by law enforcement and the court. These can include:
If you already have an attorney involved in your case then this legal professional will normally be the one to file any emergency motions, and this includes restraining orders to address any domestic violence or threatening actions and behaviors. This type of order may be ordered in divorce cases, but it can also apply even if you have had no significant relationship with the person.
You can file emergency motions without a lawyer who specializes in family law but to do this you must make sure that everything is filled out properly, and that the process is followed step by step. The forms needed are available online. You will need to state why you are in danger of domestic violence, and the judge will determine whether a restraining order is appropriate.
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“Restraining Order FAQs.” myorangeclerk.com https://www.myorangeclerk.com/Divisions/Family/Restraining-Orders-FAQs Accessed 10 August
A restraining order or protective order is an order used by a court to protect a person, object, business, company, state, country, establishment, or entity, and the general public, in a situation involving alleged domestic violence, child abuse, assault, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault.