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Restraining Orders

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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.

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