A domestic violence restraining order is a restraining order designed to protect people who have been or are threatened with abuse. You can request a domestic violence restraining order if the person who abused or threatened to abuse you is your spouse or former spouse, you are registered domestic partners, you have a child together or are, you are currently dating or you used to date. You can also request a domestic violence restraining order if you have a second degree affinity or consanguinity with the person who abused you.
If you do not qualify for a domestic violence restraining order because you cannot meet the relationship requirement for one, you may be able to ask for a civil harassment order.
Restraining orders help because the retrained person cannot contact or go near you, your children, or other relatives who live with you, they may not possess a gun or ammunition, and the court may order that person to move out of your home. The court can also issue temporary child custody, support and spousal support orders.
If you have questions regarding how to apply for a restraining order, or you need assistance to defend yourself from wrongful accusations of abuse, call the Law Office of Cecil & Cianci, PC for a free consultation today.