How to Place a Restraining Order Against a Husband
By Lindsay Kramer
Updated November 14, 2019
When an individual feels that she faces a real risk of injury at the hands of her husband or any other individual, she may petition to have a restraining order put into place against the abusive party. Each restraining order has unique terms, but
Rules for Restraining Orders Vary By State
In nearly every state, it is possible for a domestic violence victim to
Every state maintains its own laws regarding restraining orders, including their terms and how to
In contrast, the
Qualifying for a Restraining Order
The first step in determining whether a spouse can place a restraining order against her husband is to determine whether she qualifies for a restraining order. Although an emergency restraining order
Working With the Court
Once an individual has filed for a restraining order (other than an emergency restraining order), the court reviews his paperwork and sets a hearing date. At the hearing, both he and his husband may appear in court, with attorneys, to present their reasons
If the court determines that a restraining order is necessary to protect the filer, it approves his petition and issues the order. In most cases, a restraining order lasts only for a specified
Understanding a Restraining Order’s Terms
When a restraining order is in place,
- You have to write your address on the form, but you can request that this not be disclosed to your husband. There may be a box on the form which requires a check, or you may have to fill out an additional form requesting nondisclosure of your address.
- You must know where your husband lives or works so that he can be served with the court papers.
Lindsay Kramer is a freelance writer and editor who has been working in the legal niche since 2012. Her primary focus areas within this niche are family law and personal injury law. Lindsay works closely with a few legal marketing agencies, providing blog posts, website content and marketing materials to law firms across the United States.