Types of Restraining Orders

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What Are Some Different Types of Restraining Orders?

Restraining orders may be issued by a judge in certain family law cases. Restraining orders require a person to either take action or refrain from taking certain actions. There are many different types of restraining orders. The type of order issued depends on the needs of the victim. Some of these types may include:

Thus, many states classify restraining orders according to their purpose and the way that they are issued.

What Other Types of Restraining Orders Are There?

In addition, restraining orders can also be classified according to the terms set forth in the order. For instance, a restraining order can be:

There are also a variety of more specific restraining orders, such as workplace restraining orders and juvenile orders.

What If a Restraining Order is Violated?

Violating a restraining order is highly discouraged, as they can lead to consequences such as court fines, contempt orders, and in some cases, criminal consequences. Also, violations of court orders can affect other areas of life such as child visitation.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Restraining Order?

Understanding the different types of restraining orders can sometimes be difficult to do. You may wish to hire a lawyer if you need assistance with obtaining a restraining order. Your attorney can provide you advice on obtaining a court order, and can also inform you of your state’s laws. Also, in the event that you need to file suit or appear in court, your lawyer can be on hand to represent you.

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Last Modified: 01-06-2014 03:37 PM PST

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