Protective Orders

  1. About Protective Orders
  2. Qualifying For a Protective Order
  3. Types of Protective Orders

A protective order is a document issued by a magistrate or a court to help you protect yourself, your children and other family or household members from someone who is hurting you or causing you fear. It can help to set clear limits with the person causing you harm and send a strong message that his/her behavior is wrong.

Protective orders are designed to prevent future violence or threats and can also provide a wide range of options to help protect you and/or your family and can be requested even if criminal charges haven’t been filed.