The Law Office of Adam T. Spicer is prepared to assist in obtaining or defending any restraining order.
After an application for a restraining order is filed in court it must be served on the defendant or respondent.
Usually, there will be a hearing to decide any factual differences and then a Judge will decide if there is enough evidence to issue a restraining order.
The order can direct a person to stay away from a person and certain places. It can also direct that no contact occur. And, in some instances, more specific orders are made.
After a Judge receives an application for a restraining order, they must decide whether or not to issue a temporary order (TRO) until the time of the hearing.
The purpose of a civil harassment restraining order to prevent violence, threats or a annoying and harassing course of conduct
There is nothing else that needs to be proved except violence, threats or the annoying course of conduct in order to get a civil harassment restraining order.
There is no required relationship between the parties; anyone can get a civil harassment restraining order.
In order to get a domestic violence restraining order there must be a qualifying relationship between the parties. Spouses, people in a dating relationship, parents of the same child and people living together can qualify for this type of restraining order.
The restraining order can be based on different types of conduct if the qualifying relationship is proved.
Family law cases are those involving divorce or child custody
Generally a case is not filed or started seeking a family law restraining order. But, a Judge hearing a family law case can issue a restraining order if facts come up during the case that would warrant protecting one party from another.
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