Temporary Restraining Order

(see also Protective Order and Order for Protection)

You have a right to live in a safe environment, free from the threat of harm. If someone is engaging in a pattern of harassment (including physical or sexual violence, verbal threats, property damage or stalking), you can seek protection by obtaining a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the perpetrator.

If granted, the order sets guidelines aimed at protecting you. This can include prohibiting the defendant from calling or visiting you.

If the defendant is someone you are married to or were married to; is a family member; lives or had lived with you; is someone with whom you had a child; or is or was in a dating relationship with you, please file through Family Court.

Otherwise, please file through District Court.