Prevent Further Domestic Violence

What remedies are available to prevent further domestic violence? 

Upon petition to the court, temporary or lengthy restraining orders (also referred to as "protective orders") may be issued. Orders issued in a domestic violence case may include:

that the restrained person shall not contact, contact, attack, strike, threaten, batter, telephone or otherwise disturb the peace of the protected person

that the restrained person shall immediately move from the residence shared with the protected person

that the restrained person shall stay at least 100 yards away from the protected person, the protected person's residence, and the protected person's place of employment

that the restrained person is ordered to participate in batterer treatment counseling and to return to court with proof of completion of such a program

that the restrained person is prohibited from purchasing a firearm

Other people, such as children and other family members who reside in the same residence, may be included with the protected person so as to reduce the potential for harm by the restrained person.

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