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Domestic Violence Restraining Order

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A domestic violence restraining order is a piece of paper, signed by a judge, which prohibits an abuser from contacting or coming near you. A domestic violence restraining order is granted by the family law court. A domestic violence restraining order can order an abuser not to contact you, to stay a specified distance from you, your home, school, work or your children's school, to move out of your home, and to return items of your personal property to you. In general, you can qualify for a domestic violence restraining order if the abuser caused or attempted to cause injury to you or to sexually assault you, or if the abuser threatened to harm you and there is reason to believe that he or she will carry out those threats.

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