Everyone just wants to feel safe. Unfortunately, people meet others that do not make them feel safe when they are near. In some cases, just putting some distance between that other person is enough to get them to leave the other alone. Unfortunately, not everyone can take the hint.
Sometimes the person continues to bother the victim to the point that they seek legal help in the form of a restraining or protective order. No matter which term the person uses, the effect is the same. The other person is legally banned from communicating with or going anywhere near the victim for a set length of time.
What Is a Restraining Order?
A restraining order, or a protective order, is a court issued document that informs a proven abuser that they need to keep a certain distance away from their victi...