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Do you experience domestic violence, are you being stocked or threatened? You don't feel safe and are in a need of protection? There are state laws that can help you regain your peace. A Restraining Order, also called an order of protection, is a form of legal injunction that requires a party to do, or to refrain from doing, certain acts. A Restraining Order can: - Prohibit the abuser from: a) contacting b) attacking c) striking d) telephoning e) disturbing the peace of the victim - Force the abuser to move from a residence shared with the victim - Order the abuser to stay at least 100 yards away from: a) the victim b) his or her place of residence c) place of employment - Order the abuser to attend counseling - Prohibit the abuser from purchasing a firearm - Provide the safety of children and others living in the home It will help much at the hearing and while working with the attorney if you will try to: 1. Document and describe any acts of violence: a) physical assaults like hitting, punching, shoving or kicking b) threats to do harm c) destruction of property 2. Make a list of property damage 3. Provide any evidence you have: a) Bills for medical treatment b) Bring some witnesses c) Police reports d) Invoices e) Photos of the damages, personal injury or abuse Come and visit our site at http://www.legalbistro.com.