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Protection Orders – Part 2: A Basic Guide to Restraining Orders

If you are afraid that your partner or former partner will hurt you or your children, you can ask a family court for a restraining order. A restraining order is one type of protection order. Protection orders are decisions by a judge that put restrictions on someone's behaviour. This guide covers these topics:

  • Who can get a Restraining Order?
  • What kind of protection does a Restraining Order offer?
  • What does the judge consider when deciding to make a Restraining Order?
  • What do I do after I get a Restraining Order?
  • What happens if a Restraining Order is not followed?
Produced in
2016