Can a Restraining Order Force Someone to Move?

File a Restraining Order Can a Restraining Order Force Someone to Move?

Can a Restraining Order Force Someone to Move?

You may need a restraining order immediately if facing physical or mental abuse by someone in your household. Don't wait to take action since restraining orders are available to keep a harassing person or spouse out of your life.

Obtaining that restraining order, though, is sometimes a bit time-consuming. When you're already stressed and pressed for time, filling out all the forms necessary to file an order is not what you want.

Also, how do you know if a restraining order can force someone to move out of your home? Let us help educate and speed up the process of your restraining order using our DoNotPay app.

What Is a Restraining Order?

A restraining order is a court order given to you temporarily to prevent an individual from taking any aggressive action against you or another person. It may mean you have to refile for another order later if the harassing person violates the order by not stopping their behavior.

Various types of restraining orders exist. These four are the most prominent:

  1. Personal Conduct Order: A restraining order that prevents an outside person from being abusive toward you.
  2. Stay-Away Order: These orders prevent someone from stalking or harassing you on your property or anywhere else.
  3. Residence Exclusion: A variation on a no-contact order that removes anyone from your household who's been physically or mentally abusive.
  4. Emergency/Temporary Order: An immediate order to protect yourself or your family from abusive individuals. You'll usually acquire these before a trial with an abusive defendant.

With variations of abuse and harassment existing, restraining order types are essential to know if you need one now.

Will a Restraining Order Force Someone to Move?

One of the biggest questions is whether a restraining order can force someone to move out of a residence.

It is possible that yes, a restraining order or no-contact order might force someone to move. It really depends on the type of no-contact order the judge signs.

Learn more below.

What Kind of Restraining Order Will Force Someone to Move?

These types of restraining orders are usually known as no-contact orders. no-contact order hones in to help you with harassing behavior at home or with surrounding neighbors. Some things you need to know:

  • It's designed to prevent a domestic violence defendant out of your home or life. This might be a spouse, a family member, or a nearby neighbor being abusive. They'll be forced out of your home if it's someone living with you.
  • No contact orders are more binding, and not temporary, like a usual restraining order. Judges or district attorneys are often the only ones allowed to remove a no-contact order from existing.
  • Some states (like California) have a limited time on no-contact orders, usually up to no more than three years. Look at your state laws to see what the best choice is.

How to File a Request for a No-Contact Restraining Order

You need to take action immediately if you want an abusive person in your home out of your life. Start the legal process of obtaining your no-contact order or restraining order by visiting your local court clerk to get an application. Fill out the forms as soon as possible to get the process going.

Turn your application into your court clerk. They'll hand the paperwork over to a judge who will likely schedule a hearing. The application process is uniform in all states but still check with your state laws. One requirement in nearly every state is to bring evidence of the abuse you're facing.

Remember, a support person is usually allowed to go with you into the courtroom. Also, if you're facing abuse at home, the charges for filing a no-contact order are often free.

Get a No-Contact Restraining Order Faster Using DoNotPay

Obtaining a restraining order fast is only as good as getting the forms submitted in the right way. We'll help you make this work effectively using our app and these three steps:

  1. Search for relationship protection on DoNotPay.


  2. Answer a few easy questions on our File a Restraining Order product.


  3. Submit the form and you’re done!


DoNotPay works to compile the forms you need to fill out while giving you detailed instructions on how to file for a restraining order in your jurisdiction.

Remember, we don't provide restraining orders, since only courts can issue them. We can only help you obtain them faster through AI technology on our app. You'll discover that using bots to help you generate the forms you need works just as effectively as hiring an honest lawyer. Imagine how much money this saves you in the long run.

DoNotPay Works Across Multiple Companies at the Click of a Button

Our app can solve issues with just about any type of company. However, we're here to help you get the forms you need to court, so you get a no-contact order or a restraining order for your safety. Find out how to do it in your country in the table below:

TexasCaliforniaNew York
IllinoisNorth CarolinaOhio
GeorgiaVirginiaWashington State
ColoradoNew JerseyPennsylvania
South CarolinaMinnesotaAlabama
Washington DCKansasKentucky
LouisianaNew MexicoIdaho
Rhode IslandIowaNew Hampshire

We're also available to help educate you about the proof you need to file, the typical cost of the order, and when you should file.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do for You?

Beyond helping with no-contact orders and restraining orders, we also help solve legal issues like:

You'll discover our app can help you with everything from small claims court lawsuits to filing complaints with major corporations.

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