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A restraining order or protective order is an order used by a court to protect a person, object, business, company, state, country, establishment, or entity, and the general public, in a situation involving alleged domestic violence, child abuse, assault, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault. In the United States, every state has some form of domestic violence restraining order law, and many states also have specific restraining order laws for stalking and sexual assault.Restraining and personal protection order laws vary from one jurisdiction to another but all establish who can file for an order, what protection or relief a person can get from such an order, and how the order will be enforced. The court will order the adverse party to refrain from certain actions or require compliance with certain provisions. Failure to comply is a violation of the order which can result in the arrest and prosecution of the offender. Violations in some jurisdictions may also constitute criminal or civil contempt of court.

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  1. alexander_0608

    QLD How challenging is it to succeed in obtaining a restraining order against the suspect harassing me?

    Firstly, thank you for the help you are providing us all on this forum. My situation is perhaps unique in the way that the suspect in a Brisbane resident but I am in the US. I have been a victim of continuing harassment from a Queensland resident, an Australian national. We met this lady and...
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    TAS Restraining order question

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    WA Contesting Family Violence Restraining Order - Help?

    HI all, I need some help. I am in South Australia and started proceedings to get access/custody of my children in the Federal Circuit Court last month. My wife has left the state and taken our children with her. She has cited Domestic Violence but there has been none. There are no...
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    QLD Can I get a restraining order?

    Hi, My ex boyfriend has sent me two emails after being blocked on everything including email and I’ve told him not to contact me otherwise I’d get a restraining order on him. He has also messaged my dad and he talks to my boyfriend too. I don’t have too much evidence but he also has raped me in...
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    WA Possible to Get a Misconduct Restraining Order?

    Can I get a misconduct restraining order on someone who keeps verbally abusing me at the gym I work out at?
  7. Andy Mann

    NSW Ex-partner Repeatedly Threatening to Contact My Girlfriend - Restraining Order?

    Morning everyone, let me explain. My ex lives approx. 2 hours away from me and we have been co-parenting as per a private legal agreement. I have 2 children, 13 & 11 years old and she has her own older son who is 25 years of age. I was caring for the kids at our house which I've agreed to give...
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    QLD Restraining Orders In Queensland

    Hi, can you tell me how to go about obtaining a restraining order on someone?
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    WA Parliamentary Inquiry- Family and Domestic Violence

    Since there's a few people on here that have (regrettably) alot of experience of the WA Magistrates Court for FVRO matters, there may be some interest in a current parliamentary inquiry. Details below. Inquiry into the Magistrates Court of Western Australia's management of matters involving...
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    WA Mother Withholding Medical Records Despite Court Orders?

    Please help. The respondent has been ordered to authorise medical information and medical records of the children by the court order issued in May. She refuses to communicate medical issues but states they have special needs and brain issues and need surgery for other problems (which I don't...