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Guide to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

James Parker
July 10, 2023
Last reviewed by
Boruch Burnham, Esq.
July 10, 2023

Restraining orders are a way for victims of domestic violence and other threatened groups to seek legal protections under the law. There are many different types of restraining orders that can be issued by both victims and third parties, all of which seek to legally enforce space between two groups.

Emergency Restraining Order

An emergency restraining order is filed by the police in an effort to temporarily protect an individual or groups of individuals until they can get to a courthouse in order to get a more permanent order. Emergency restraining orders are notable in that they are usually implemented by the police rather than the victims of domestic abusers. 

Temporary Restraining Order

A temporary restraining order is issued in order to allow temporary reprieve to victims before a case goes to court. The average length of a temporary restraining order is approximately 14 days.

No-Contact Order

A no-contact order is issued after an individual has been charged with a crime. A no-contact order is part of the punishment for the crime and can vary in how long it lasts depending on the facts of the case. The more severe the crime, the longer a no-contact may last. 

Domestic Violence Restraining Order

A domestic violence restraining order is granted after a criminal hearing determines that the individual or group of individuals is in danger of domestic violence. Domestic violence restraining orders can last for several years, making it one of the longest types of restraining orders that can be issued. 

Keeping Your Interests Safe

If you are looking to file a restraining order that will protect you and your family, you will need the help of an experienced family law attorney. A family law attorney can impartially advocate for your rights using shrewd negotiation skills and clever applications of the law. 

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