What is a Restraining Order?

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A restraining order, sometimes called a protective order, is a court order that can protect someone from being physically or sexually abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed. It imposes certain behaviors and requirements on the offender with legal consequences should the offender fail to comply. The person who obtains the restraining order is called the “protected […]

Domestic Violence: Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders

Photo credit: AVN Photo Lab / shutterstock.com Survivors of domestic violence have several civil and criminal protection or restraining order options to protect themselves from further abuse. These orders don’t stop an abuser from stalking or hurting a victim, but they do permit the victim to call the police and have the abuser arrested if they break […]