Restraining Orders

The deterioration of a relationship can bring out the worst in people….

Tempers flair and arguments can escalate to violence. Even when police get called, it is not uncommon for them to be reluctant to intervene, often referring the complaining spouse to the family court system. You may be advised to get a protection order, also known as a “restraining order”. In these urgent and frightening circumstances Fleetwood Family Law can help.

What will obtaining a Protection Order do for me?

A Protection Order can restrain the offending family member from: 

  1.  Directly or indirectly communicating with or contacting you;
  2. Attending at or near a place where you attend regularly such as a residence, property, business, school, or place of employment;
  3. Following you; 
  4. Possessing a weapon, a firearm, or a specified object; and
  5. Possessing a license, registration certificate, authorization, or other document relating to a weapon or firearm.


You may need a restraining order

Whether you or your children have been victims of family violence, or if you believe family violence is likely to occur (either directly or indirectly), let our experienced lawyers work quickly within the legal system to get you the security you deserve.

Reasons to Get a Restraining Order

A restraining order is a legal order issued by a judge to protect someone from being physically or sexually abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed. If you are the victim of any of these things, you may consider getting a restraining order. Here are five great...

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