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Womenslaw.org provides detailed information and advice on how to deal with an abusive situation from developing a “ready to leave plan” to filing a restraining order and getting police reports.
We will highlight specific information each week of October based upon your rights.
What Is A Restraining Order?:
A restraining order (also referred to as a protective order) is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another person. It is also known as protection/protective order, an injunction (meaning “to put a stop to”) or an order of protection.
Laws and requirements for obtaining a restraining order are dictated by each state, so if you are in need of specific information pertaining to your individual state, please contact an attorney, your local court or visit www.womenslaw.orgfor more information.
The laws for each state dictate:
1) Who can file for a restraining or protective order
2) What protection or relief a person can receive from the order