Qualifying for the Order
You must meet certain requirements to be able to qualify for a restraining order:
- (a) the other person must have recently threatened you or a minor with physical harm or actually physically harmed you or the minor; and
- (b) you have some sort of intimate relationship with the restrained person (married, formerly married, related by blood or marriage or adoption, live together or formerly lived together, have had a dating or engagement relationship, or are parents together of a minor child). If you do not meet these qualifications, you may still be able to obtain a restraining order to prevent "harassment."
The Sheriff's Office will provide service of process, free of charge on all restraining orders.