When you have a relationship with someone—whether it be family, a romantic partner, or even a coworker—there will always be some kind of disagreement that you’ll have to work through with them. However, there is no circumstance that calls for the line of abuse to be crossed. Physical, mental, and emotional abuse can have a long-lasting effect on your life. It’s something that definitely shouldn’t be continued.

Thankfully, your local domestic violence attorney is here to help you understand how you can put a stop to it all with the appropriate protective order. Let’s explore 4 different types of protective order so that you can begin to determine your best next step of action.

1. Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.

Confrontations and disagreements are apart of any relationship, but it’s unfair to you and your safety when the opposing party becomes abusive. This goes for mental, emotional, and physical abusers. Domestic violence restraining orders work to prevent your abuser from coming into physical contact with you, communicating with you, and even coming near your place of work, vehicle, and school if you have children.

To define domestic violence, an intimate partner, someone you recently or still currently date or a family member will have been your abuser. You must be able to prove that their harassing behavior has caused you physical or emotional harm to have your order approved by a judge.

2. Civil Harassment Restraining Orders.

The spectrum for abusers is a bit wider under this umbrella of a protective order. If you have suffered from the effects of stalking,  threats of violence, harassment, sexually abused or experienced violence from an individual, friend, neighbor, roommate, or coworker. If the harassment was from anyone with a more personal relationship, like an ex-partner, you would file a domestic violence restraining order.

3. Elder or Dependent Abuse Restraining Orders.

Have you ever seen a graphic video of abuse upon an elder person in a home from a caretaker? The videos are disturbing because the underlying fact remains that that dependent person relies on the assistance of others to get through their daily life, which already takes a toll on them in one way or another. Then, to watch someone be malicious with physical, mental, and/or financial abuse is outright wrong and unfair to that person.

If you can prove that the person caring for you or your loved one has been abusive in a physical, emotional, or took advantage of their finances, they should no longer be in the presence of yourself or your loved one. A protective order can help enforce that.

4.  Workplace Violence Restraining Orders.

Anyone that becomes employed expects for their work environment to be free from harassment, abuse, and threats of violence. There’s no way to be a productive team member when threats to your safety (both physically and mentally) are looming over you throughout your workday.

If you or one of your employees is experiencing issues at work, a workplace restraining order can help put a stop to the harassment, abuse, or threats of violence that you may be experiencing.

Start the Process Today!

Filing a restraining order—no matter which type—takes a few steps. Each of them has timelines that need to be met, your reasoning needs to be proved, and the appropriate paperwork needs to be filed. Hiring an attorney to guide you throughout the process is as easy as scheduling your first consultation. You can start the process today with a q