Restraining orders are a means that the government has created to help men and women who believe that they are at risk to violence or are being stalked by another person. Constantly being followed or threatened by another man or woman can be a very daunting thing, so you may want to consider a civil harassment restraining order.
This is an order that will protect you from harassment. If you can prove the courts that someone, even an ex-spouse, has been stalking you, harassing you, or threatening you with acts of violence, then you can get a restraining order against that person. If the person you are worried about has already committed an act of violence against you and threatens to continue doing so, then it is essential that you take this action to apprehend your offender.
The court order can force a person to avoid threatening or harassing you under state jurisdiction, and can mandate that he or she not contact you are come near you. It also bars the restrained individual from owning a gun, because of the dangers that are often associated with firearms. You can also request a restraining order that aids your family or the other people who live with you if you believe that they are threatened by the offender.
In a civil harassment case, the courts can’t order a person to move out of your resident, or order a person to pay you child support or make custody and visits, so if you want to deal with these issues with an ex-spouse you will probably need to head to a family court. However, if you need someone to stop bothering or following you, then petition for a restraining order right away. A family lawyer can help you to secure this protection that will safeguard you and your children from a heartbroken and possibly irrational ex-spouse.