Restraining Orders

A restraining order can prohibit the abuser from coming near, attacking, sexually assaulting or contacting you, your children, or other family members. When you are asking for a restraining order, in most states, you can also ask for temporary custody of your children, child support, that the batterer be removed from your home, and that the batterer not interfere with your immigration status. You do not need to be a citizen or legal resident to get a restraining order. If you do get a restraining order always carry it with you. If you notice that your batterer has come near where you work or stay, you can call the police and they will arrest the batterer.