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A temporary restraining order (TRO) is a compelling legal option for anyone facing domestic violence. It is a court order that protects a person or persons from physical, mental, verbal, or other abuse. It can require the abuser to keep at least 100 yards away from the victim, enforceable by arrest. It can be filed against a spouse, ex-spouse, parent of a child, boyfriend, girlfriend, grandparent, or anyone else initiating harm. And under some circumstances it can prohibit the abuser from purchasing a firearm.
If you are facing domestic violence, there is help and there are legal steps you can take to pull you and your family out of harm's way. If you are ready to take action and pursue a temporary restraining order, here are some important things to keep in mind:
Imagine your life without the fear and anxiety of abuse and take steps to make that dream a reality, for you and your family.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.