There are many different types of restraining orders. Hempel & Mudd Law will help you choose the correct type to ensure that you and your loves ones are protected.
Types of restraining orders include:
1. Emergency Protective Order (EPO): An EPO is issued by a law enforcement officer with the permission of a Judge or Commissioner. This is usually done immediately at the scene of the incident.
2. An Elder Abuse Restraining Order is issued to protect a person aged 65 years or older, or between 18 and 64 with certain disabilities, who has been the victim of physical abuse, financial abuse, mental/emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, isolation, or deprivation by a caregiver. The restrained person may be ordered to move out of home under certain circumstances.
3. A Civil Harassment restraining order is issued to protect a person from harassment. Harassment may include violence, threats of violence, stalking, or a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person that seriously alarms, annoys, or harasses the person and that serves no legitimate purpose.
4. A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with. Close relationships include people who are married or registered domestic partners, divorced or separated, dating or used to date, living together or used to live together (more than roommates), or closely related (parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, in-law).
If you are a parent and your child is being abused, you can also file a restraining order on behalf of your child to protect your child (and you and other family members). If your child is 12 or older, he or she can file the restraining order on his or her own.
5. A Workplace Violence Restraining Order must be requested by an employer on behalf of an employee who needs protection. The court order can last up to 3 years. The order can also protect certain family or household members of the employee and other employees at the employee’s workplace or at other workplaces of the employer. These orders will be enforced by law enforcement agencies.