Divorce & Family Law

Restraining Orders /
Harassment Prevention Orders

Ryan Faenza Carey P.C. Restraining or Harassment Prevention Orders

In the realm of family law, protecting yourself and loved ones from abuse, stalking, harassment or domestic violence is paramount. Restraining Orders and Harassment Prevention Orders are powerful legal tools designed to provide victims with a sense of security and peace of mind. These court-issued orders may serve as a shield against unwanted contact, threats, or intimidation.

A Restraining Order, often associated with domestic disputes, can restrict an individual from abusing, approaching or communicating with the protected party or parties. The protected party needs to either have a relationship with the defendant that was romantic (married, dating or have a child together), be related to them, or they lived together. A Restraining Order can provide various forms of relief, such as maintaining a specific distance, refraining from contact or even relinquishing firearms.

Harassment Prevention Orders address a broader spectrum of harassment cases, encompassing not only domestic situations but also cases involving neighbors or acquaintances; no special relationship is required. A Harassment Prevention Order is specifically designed to protect victims of stalking, sexual assault or harassment. The harassment must be a “true threat” or “fighting words”; being annoying is not the same as being harassing.

Navigating the complexities of Restraining Orders and Harassment Prevention Orders can be daunting. There are different standards when seeking such a protective order, as well as different relief that the court can grant. Our family law attorneys are here to guide you through the process, ensuring your rights are protected and providing you with the legal support you need to regain control. Your safety is a priority, and we are committed to helping you find the legal solutions that best suit your unique situation.

Facing Issues with Restraining or Harassment Orders?

Engaging with, or defending against, protective orders carries significant consequences. Ryan Faenza Carey P.C. ensures you're not navigating this territory alone, providing expert counsel every step of the way.

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