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What is a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)?

A TRO is a legal document that orders a batterer to stay a certain distance from you, and to stop all contact and harassment. If the batterer lives with you and you want him or her to move out, you can request that in your restraining order application. You may also request that you have temporary custody of your children.

Assistance with completing Temporary Restraining Orders

Our legal services include:

Our advocates will provide the necessary paperwork, help you complete it, and provide instructions on how to file the documents with the court and what to expect once you’ve filed. There is no court filing fee for restraining orders.

Accompaniment to Court

You do not have to do this alone. We can go with you on your court date. Facing the legal system can be a scary experience. We are here to support you. You can call and make an appointment with our Advocates or you can just walk in.




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