Restraining Orders

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- Joseph Story, Supreme Court Justice

Get a Restraining Order in San Francisco

Restraining Orders

A restraining order can come in two forms, either a Domestic/Family Order, or a Civil Restraining Order, depending on the relationship the person has to you.

Domestic/Family Restraining Orders

If someone in your family or an ex-husband/wife has been abusive (physically or mentally) to you, then you may be able to obtain a restraining order to legally prevent the person from coming near you.  Though an attorney is not required to file a restraining order, we recommend hiring – or at least consulting – one anyway, to help set the exact terms and make sure all the details of the situation are properly documented, especially if there are children involved.

Civil Restraining Orders

When someone who is unrelated to you has either threatened, attacked, followed, or harassed you, then you may file a restraining order against them, to prevent them from being a danger to you or your children.

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