If you are going through a difficult divorce process with an abusive partner, you may need to get extra legal help. For your safety and comfort, you may need to get a restraining order. Your lawyer should be able to get this for you, especially if you have evidence of the abuse you have suffered at the hands of your soon-to-be ex-partner.
When you ask for a restraining order, you might wonder what exactly you’re going to be getting. There are five types of restraining orders. Four of them are civil restraining orders, and one is a criminal restraining order. The four civil restraining orders include domestic violence restraining orders, civil harassment restraining orders, dependant adult abuse restraining orders, and workplace violence restraining orders. The only civil restraining order issued by the family law court is the domestic violence restraining order.
Getting a restraining order may take some time. If your life is in immediate danger, your lawyer may be able to get you an emergency protective order to keep you safe even while the courts take their time to process your case.
Talk to your divorce lawyer to learn more about getting the right restraining order for your case.