When you seek an order of protection, you should be fully aware of the gravity of the request and its legal consequences. An order of protection (or restraining order, protection order, or no-contact order, depending the jurisdiction and relationship of the parties) is a court-issued document that prohibits an individual (the respondent/defendant) from directly contacting the petitioner/victim. Protection orders are frequently filed to prevent acts or threats of domestic violence, stalking, and harassment, although they can be used to bar other types of abusive or menacing behavior.
A protection order must be issued by a court. A petitioner may seek … Read More