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Family or domestic violence laws apply to individuals who are married, living together, dating, those who are in a familial relationship, or those who have previously lived together.
I Feel Unsafe. Do I Need to Get a Restraining Order?
There are no clear-cut guidelines stating at what point an individual should seek an order of protection. However, if you are in a situation where you feel your safety is at risk, if you believe you are being stalked, or if your situation has become more dangerous than what it was before, you should take these immediate, commonsense measures to protect yourself:
- Lock doors
- Don’t go out alone
- Stay with a friend or family member
Then, you should highly consider talking to an attorney to discuss your legal options, which may include getting an order of protection or temporary order of protection. Most importantly, trust your instincts and do not ignore warning signs.
Getting an order of protection is not a complicated process if you are in a dangerous situation. The courts recognize the need to protect individuals who have experienced domestic violence and those who are at risk.
The Importance of Documenting Information
If you are a victim of family or domestic violence, you should document evidence that could support your case in the future. Consider documenting or preserving the following information:
- Threatening text messages
- Phone messages
- Phone calls (tape phone calls, if possible)
Our law office can step in immediately if you are a victim of family or domestic violence. Besides putting yourself in danger, delaying action can send the wrong signal to your children. Stop the cycle by taking immediate legal action.
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