Benefits of a Restraining Order
While many people are not subjected to the repercussions and harm that domestic abuse and violence causes, there are, tragically, a large number of people who are. In fact, this terrible situation has afflicted around 33 million men and women in the United States, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. While every situation is different, many of these victims are able to benefit from filing a restraining order, which provides protection for victims from their abusers. By accessing this form of protection, you can take steps to ensure the safety of yourself and your children.
Filing for a restraining order provides several key benefits to victims of violence and abuse. Some of these critical benefits include:
- Legal order for ex-spouse to desist contact
- Ability to legally enforce restraining order
- Potential relocation of you and your loved ones
- Physical removal of abuser through order limitations
These and other benefits could help a person get away from an abusive or threatening ex-spouse during and after a divorce, not to mention that it can also offer protection for any children involved in the situation.
Sometimes people feel threatened by their spouse, both physically and emotionally, even after a divorce is finalized. In such situations, a restraining order may be the most viable and best option to restore a person’s peace of mind and feeling of security. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about restraining orders to protect you or someone you love, call (972) 420-6560. Our attorneys at Alexander & Associates believe in fighting to protect those who have been victimized or feel threatened by domestic abuse and violence.