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Will A Restraining Order Protect You?

Pennsylvanian residents like you who feel threatened in your current relationship have legal ways out of this cycle of abuse and fear. Louis WM Martini JR, P.C., is here to help you get the restraining order that you need to move forward with your life.

Restraining orders are one of the most popular legal tools when it comes to protecting people who feel threatened by spouses or ex-partners. You can obtain a restraining order if you have been:

  • Imprisoned
  • Assaulted or battered
  • Sexually abused
  • Harassed
  • Stalked

Even threats of violence can be grounds for a restraining order. You don’t have to have been physically attacked. You must be concerned that a physical attack may happen, or to fear for the safety of you or your children.

Temporary restraining orders are given first. From there, it’s possible to get more permanent restraining orders. There are some that last up to three years, in which the abuser will not be able to have any form of contact with you.

Restraining orders also extend to your children, your children’s school, and your place of work in addition to your home. If you feel unsafe in any of these locations, a restraining order may help ease your mind, as the ex-partner you wish to avoid will be unable to contact you anywhere.

When dealing with matters of domestic violence, acting quickly is of key importance. Take a look at our web page on restraining orders, linked here, if you want to read more about your options when acting against the threat of assault.