Civil Harassment Restraining Order
A civil harassment order is generally used to restrain acquaintances, co-workers, strangers, or others from harassing behavior. To obtain a civil harassment restraining order, start here.
Domestic Violence Restraining Order
A domestic violence restraining order is used to restrain contact between current and former intimate partners.
Such intimate partners include:
- current and ex-spouses
- current and ex-boyfriends/girlfriends
- current and ex-fiancés
- people with children in common
- people related through blood, marriage or adoption
- people who lived together as part of a household, either currently or in the past.
To obtain a domestic violence restraining order, start here. This webpage includes a video in English and Spanish on how to obtain a domestic violence restraining order.