Friday, July 16, 2010

Questions About Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders (or Orders of Protection) are court orders designed to stop harassing behavior.
These orders establish limits on the conduct of the person that they are filed against, such as limiting contact, vacating the home, and establishing visitation rights. If you feel that you are in danger from your spouse, you can get the forms to file an order of protection at your local courthouse. There is usually no cost to file a restraining order, and the judge will usually issue the order within a day or two.

When used properly, orders of protection can help establish boundaries in a violent situation. To help you understand more about the issues that may come up with such orders, read the following questions and answers from the legal expert.

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For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at

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