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.

Restraining Orders: What You Need To Know by Hamir Randhawa

Can I get a Restraining Order?  If you have been the victim of family violence, or if you believe that family violence is likely to occur, the Court can make a Protection Order against the offending family member.  An order for protection is commonly called a...

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