Restraining Order for Domestic Violence

Domestic Injunctions

A restraining order or Domestic Injunction is a protective court order which is intended to legally acknowledge and document a perceived potential threat involving family members or those who are or were involved in a domestic relationship. The injunction informs the one whom the domestic injunction has been filed against of the limitations and restrictions they have relating to the individual the domestic injunction has been granted for and provides a legal consequences if the terms of the domestic injunction have been violated. There are four types of domestic injunctions including: domestic violence injunction, repeat violence injunction, dating violence injunction, and sexual violence injunction.

Basic elements necessary for a domestic violence injunction or order of protection include:

1. Must be between family or household members;

2. The Petitioner must have been the victim of domestic violence or is in fear of an imminent attack;

3. The sworn petition must allege the existence of domestic violence with supporting facts; and

4. Jurisdiction is either where the Petitioner (person requesting the order) currently or temporarily lives, where Respondent (or person the order is against) lives, or where the domestic violence occurred.

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