How long do restraining orders last?

Answer A temporary restraining order lasts two to three weeks or until the court hearing on the order to show cause. A judge can extend the order to a full order, which typically lasts six months. After ... Read More »

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How to Put People on Restraining Orders?

While the requirements for, types of, and process for getting restraining orders can vary widely from state to state, many elements remain similar. Restraining orders are protective orders, issued ... Read More »

Are restraining orders civil or criminal?

A restraining order is a civil order. It is a command issued by a court to prevent an action that the defendant has threatened in matters including domestic or employment disputes. A restraining or... Read More »

Massachusetts Laws on Restraining Orders?

Restraining orders are protective documents issued by a judge that are designed to protect victims from abuse, violence and fear. In Massachusetts, restraining orders are issued through the civil c... Read More »

Do arrests&restraining orders work?

On One Hand: Punishment Has Its BenefitsArrests and restraining orders are part of a larger system of punishment issued to individuals deemed to have lost certain rights after having committed, or ... Read More »