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When to Get a Restraining Order?

Making the decision to apply for a restraining or protective order can be very difficult. It can be an effective and powerful legal tool to help keep you safe. Studies show that a restraining order can reduce or stop the abuse in a relationship. Still, a restraining order is not right for everyone and it cannot guarantee your safety. The following lists may help you decide whether a restraining order is the right choice for you.

Reasons to get a restraining order:

Reasons not to get a restraining order:

Remember, a restraining order cannot: