If someone is constantly calling you, texting you, and even showing up at your house after an act of abuse, you might just have the circumstances that support getting a restraining order. Not everything totally qualifies someone for filing for one, which is why these types of protective orders must be presented in a court of law in front of a judge for approval.

If you’re unsure about whether or not your circumstances would benefit from having a restraining order in place, this post may be able to help you understand what steps to take next.

Act(s) of Physical Violence

If you have been a victim of physical violence from another person once or even multiple times and can prove that in a court of law, you have a great chance of having your restraining order approved by a local judge.

Sometimes, the act of violence doesn’t even have to have taken place yet. A threat to harm you or your loved ones can be enough to prove that the abuser is a threat to you and your family’s safety. A restraining order can prohibit the abuser from harming, contacting, harassing, threatening or communicating with you or your family. It may also force him to move out of your home (a “kick-out”), prevent them from owning a firearm, and even force him to stay away from your home, work, school, and vehicle.

Phycological Abuse

If you’ve been a victim of constant degradation or unreasonable control, you know the toll that emotional abuse can have on your mentality. It can affect your confidence, your feeling of worthiness for everything you deserve in this world, and even your ability to care for family members appropriately, like if you have children. When this type of abuse is so prevalent that it’s affecting your performance at work or your ability to manage life daily, you should consider getting a restraining order.

Draining of Assets

When you enter into a relationship that has shared finances and assets, you’re entitled to your fair share. In the case that you can prove that your partner has tried to keep you from receiving your fair share of those assets or is hiding money from you, you can also have a restraining order set in place to protect your fair share of assets.

Patent and Trademark Infringement

This reason is completely unrelated to divorce and separation in the family, but restraining orders still can help improve these situations. When another party is using, selling, or manufacturing an item that you had invented and patent without your consent, you should consider filing a restraining order. When you’re in the process of suing for infringement reasons, you can also have this order in place to prevent any further contact with you or your patented items.

Filing for a Restraining Order is Easy with an Attorney

If any of the reasons above resonated with you, you should consider moving forward with taking legal action. Starting off with a consultation with domestic violence lawyer Mujdah Rahim can begin your case the right way, by discussing your circumstances, developing a plan of action to file the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner, and ensuring that you feel safe throughout the entire process. Contact our domestic violence lawyers today to schedule your consultation.