What Does a Sample Restraining Order Look Like?
If you're thinking about getting a restraining order against someone, you might be curious about what it looks like and what it contains. In other words, you might want to look at a . Given that people often get restraining orders due to very personal issues, it may be difficult to come across one where the person was abused or harassed in some way. Most of the you'll find on the internet are corporate in nature.
Still, it is possible to figure out exactly what a restraining order might contain. In other words, how will the restraining order make you safe? What exactly will it require your abuser/harasser to do? And what will be the consequences if s/he does not follow the instructions of the restraining order?
The process of getting a restraining order may be somewhat complex. The laws for restraining orders vary from state to state, as do the forms you need to fill out to get one. DoNotPay can simplify the process by asking you a few questions and then finding the appropriate forms for your case. DoNotPay will also give you instructions about where you should file for the restraining order.
What Are Some Sample Restraining Orders?
If you want to know what a restraining order looks like, there are some that you can see on the internet.
- Restraining order in favor of Benjamin Todd Collins against Bank of America and Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to prevent them from seizing his home. You do have to be a Scribd member in order to see the entire document, but it is possible to see the first page to get an idea of what this restraining order is about.
- Restraining order in favor of the Federal Trade Commission against Pointbreak Media. Once again, this is not a restraining order against a person, so it may not be applicable to your case. However, the entire restraining order is available online to view.
- Temporary restraining order in favor of Amber Heard against Johnny Depp. This is a temporary restraining order which is issued for immediate relief against an abuser. It just contains the basic information of both parties and a detailed statement from Amber Heard about the abusive experiences she has had at the hands of Johnny Depp.
How Does a Restraining Order Protect You?
Although it may not be possible to see too many restraining orders online, it is still possible to know what provisions a restraining order might contain so that you know exactly how it will protect you.
- Stay Away Provision: A restraining order instructs your abuser/harasser to stay a certain distance away from you, your children, your property and sometimes even your pets. They will also need to stay away from your place of work and your children's schools.
- No Contact Provision: A restraining order instructs your abuser/harasser to stop being in touch with you in any way. So they can't call you, email you, text you, message you on social media, send you a letter, send you gifts etc.
- Support Provision: If you live in a house where the abuser is paying the mortgage or rent, the court might instruct him to continue doing so.
- Exclusive Use Provision: If you and your abuser jointly own a home or a car, the court might give you exclusive use of the home or car for the time being.
- Restitution Provision: If the abuser hit you and caused medical expenses, the court might instruct him to pay for those expenses. If the abuser destroyed your property in some way, the court might ask him to pay you back so you can fix it.
- Relinquish Firearms Provision: The court might ask the abuser to surrender his firearms and ammunition.
- Other Provisions: The court might also ask the abuser to attend a batterer intervention program or go for drug counseling.
How Do You Get More Information About Restraining Orders in Your State?
Given that restraining order laws and vary from state to state, it becomes necessary to look these up separately for every state. Here is a table with links to information about restraining orders in every state:
Why Should You Use DoNotPay to Fill Out Restraining Order Forms?
Once you've had a look at some sample restraining and understood the provisions in a restraining order, you may be ready to file for one. However, the laws regarding restraining orders vary somewhat from state to state and the forms that you have to fill out are also different. It can be tiring and time-consuming to figure out exactly which forms you have to fill out in your situation. Additionally, if you are in an abusive situation, you may not have the time to do all this research.
DoNotPay can simplify the process for you by just asking you some questions and finding the right forms for you to fill out. DoNotPay will fill out your forms and give you detailed instructions about where you should file them.
How to apply for a restraining order with the help of DoNotPay:
- Search for relationship protection on DoNotPay.
- Answer a few easy questions on DoNotPay’s File a Restraining Order product.
- Submit the form and you're done.
Get More Information About Restraining Orders With DoNotPay
If you've looked at some sample restraining orders but you're still not entirely sure about whether you should apply for one, you can try getting more information about them. DoNotPay can help you figure out whether getting a restraining order is the right step for you.
- The process of getting a restraining order
- Learning how a restraining order works
- What happens when you're in violation of a restraining order
- How long can you get a restraining order for?
- How much proof do you need for a restraining order?
Looking at some sample restraining orders and learning about the provisions in a restraining order might give you the confidence you need to get one. If not, then you can turn to DoNotPay to get more information about the working of a restraining order. You can also use DoNotPay to find the right forms to file a restraining order and fill them out. DoNotPay will also tell you exactly where you need to take them to apply for a restraining order.