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Filling Out Restraining Orders in Green County

What is a restraining order?

A restraining order is a court order to protect you so that others cannot hurt you. This order is issued for someone to stay away from you, move out of the house, have no contact with you, or stop harassing you.

How to get a restraining order

You begin the process by requesting papers for a temporary restraining order (TRO). These papers are called the petition. The person completing the petition is called the petitioner. The person you file against is called the respondent. Once you file a TRO petition, the court decides whether or not to issue a TRO based on the information you provided. If the court grants the TRO, a hearing will be scheduled for you to come back to court within 14 days. This hearing is called an injunction hearing. At the injunction hearing you will ask the court to order a final order of protection, which is called an injunction. An injunction can be granted for up to two years for child abuse, and up to four years for domestic abuse, harassment, and individuals at risk. 

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If you need assistance filing out restraining order paperwork or just some support through the process, we are here. Green Haven advocates are not attorneys, but we can provide legal advocacy. 

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