How to Get Protective or Restraining Orders?

by Jonathan Cogley

You children might be exposed to abuse by family members or individuals connected to the family. In such a reality, it is your duty as parent to get the restraining orders by which, you can protect yourself and your child from the family violence or harassment. The restraining order will prevent all those problems. So, here are few points you need to consider in getting the protective or restraining orders.

Eligibility to file a restraining case in court
At first, you should know the eligibility details to apply for restraining orders in the court. The minimum age is 18 years. You should also know what constitutes the abuse like harassment, destroying personal property, threatening to attack towards you and your children, etc. Once you know it, check for the restraining laws and see what type of restraining orders are applicable for you. In general there are two types of restraining orders one is domestic violence restraining orders and the other is civil harassment orders so, check for which restraining order you are eligible.

Understand what restraining orders will do for you
You should know what kind of protection this restraining orders will give you when you filed the petition for getting restraining orders. The court will make the person who is abusing you to not to meet you, talk to you and others connected with the case. IN addition, check the factors that are applicable when the abused person violated the rules of law so that you will have a chance to act against that person, if necessary.

File a case in the court with the help of a lawyer
Once you understand the these points, and know they are really applicable to you, proceed legally with the help of a lawyer who deals with this cases. You may have to go through step by step process once you approach an attorney for dealing with this case. Fill the restraining form given by your lawyer, talk to the lawyer clearly, go for court hearing, etc. Go through this step by step process and get the protective orders in your hand approved by the court of law. Then, your job is done and now you or your child will be free from the kind of harassment or abuse by your partner or your family members.

This is the process that shows how you can get the protective or restraining orders from the court. This article will be very helpful for you if you are suffering from the abuse and if you are trying to approach the court for getting the protective or restraining orders.


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