Restraining Order Grounds – Restraining Orders are typically based on recent acts of:
There may be other grounds as well, depending on the type of restraining order.
If you are seeking a restraining order and your paperwork does not state a sufficient factual basis – even though a proper basis may, in fact, exist – then your request may be denied. While you are not required to hire an attorney, you would be well advised not to go it alone. You only get one bite at the apple and may be subjected to aggressive cross-examination by the other side.
Whether you are seeking or defending against a Domestic Violence (dating/cohabitant/marriage relationship) Restraining Order, Civil Harassment (neighbor or co-worker) Restraining Order, or Elder Abuse (age 65 or disabled) Restraining Order, you need a qualified lawyer to protect your interests.
This information is general in nature and should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship