To get a restraining order, you must fill out and file court forms that tell the court about your situation, and go to court.

You can get the court forms at

  • your local court clerk’s office, or
  • online at (This website lets you download them or fill them out online. The website also explains the process and can answer many of your questions.)

Important! If the restrained person disobeys the order, he or she can be arrested and charged with a crime.


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