A restraining order is a legal order issued by a court, at the request of a party, that directs a defendant to refrain from engaging in certain conduct, in order to prevent the defendant from harassing, intimidating, or harming the plaintiff. In many cases, a restraining order will also require the defendant to stay a certain distance from the plaintiff.
In domestic violence cases, restraining orders typically restrict the defendant from engaging in acts of domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or threats.
If the couple does not want to get divorced or wants to continue living together, the court may order the defendant not to engage in any form of violence or harassment against the plaintiff.
For example, the court may order the defendant not to use violence against the plaintiff, to verbally abuse the plaintiff, or to destroy property in the home. In this way, the plaintiff does not have to move out.
If you have any legal questions regarding family violence, please contact us immediately. Our Intervention Orders Lawyers will answer your legal questions and provide you with professional strategies to safeguard your rights.
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