Updated: Sep 11, 2020
Part three of the VLP's Protection Order series.
Who can apply?
A married person filing for divorce, legal separation, or to determine parentage.
A person who shares a child in common with the person he or she is filing for divorce, legal separation, or to determine parentage.
To qualify a person does not have to experience violence or the threat of violence.
What does it do?
All the things an Order of Protection does AND may also order:
Assign property to either party
Establish permanent child custody
Use of a family home
What happens if he or she violates the order?
The violator may be arrested and face possible criminal or contempt charges.
Examples to apply for a Restraining Order:
Your wife has threatened to take the kids and leave the country if you file for divorce.
You are concerned your child’s father will take your child when you file to determine parentage.
NOT examples to apply for a Restraining Order:
You never want to see your ex-boyfriend again.
Your mom hits you.
A coworker is following you outside of work.
Learn more about Restraining Orders in Spokane County.