Question by  tardis (42)

What is involved in getting a restraining order?

Is the process of filing a restraining order difficult?


Answer by  Amom (701)

Before you file a complaint at your local police department, you must have some type of proof of abuse, a taped phone message, a bruise, or note. This is to show them you fear for your safety once you have proof they will file the proper papers.


Answer by  John (9008)

The rules for getting a restraining order vary from state to state. In general, it involves filling out a form which should be available at any courthouse and explaining why it is needed. A judge will then review it and decide whether or not to grant the order. The details will vary among different states.


Answer by  kolohegirl68 (22)

File an application in the correct court-family or district. The $15 filing fee can be waived, if the court finds in your favor-you need to sign a fee waiver with the cashier. You will be assigned a court date. If offender doesn't show, you win by default.


Answer by  jackie (276)

This is a legal procedure, so it cannot be carried out by a layperson on his or her own. You must hire a lawyer, who will file the necessary paperwork.

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