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Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders

If you are experiencing violence, or being threatened with violence, there are ways to protect you and/or your children.

If you are facing threats or acts of violence, know that you are not alone. Our family lawyers are here to help you get the protection you need. You can apply for a Restraining Order in Family Court if you are concerned for yours and/or your children’s safety and you were married or lived together with the other party or have a child together.

How does a restraining order help?

A restraining order is a legal document issued by a court to protect individuals from being harmed or harassed by another person. It is typically used in situations involving domestic violence, stalking, harassment, or threats. A restraining order can dictate certain conditions such as prohibiting the restrained person from approaching or contacting the person protected by the order. It can also restrict the restrained person from coming within a certain distance of the protected person’s home, workplace, or other specified locations.

Typically, it restricts the individual from coming within 500 meters of your home, workplace, or your children’s school. Since it is a legal measure, it also limits their ability to contact you and other specified individuals. Depending on your situation, there are various types of restraining orders, but the two most common are – Emergency Protection Orders (EPOs) and Peace Bonds. EPOs are used in immediate danger scenarios and can be issued without the presence of the person being restrained, while Peace Bonds can restrain a person from making contact for up to a year.

You can apply for a Restraining Order in Canada without the involvement of a lawyer; however, it is highly recommended for you to seek the assistance of an experienced Family Lawyer especially if your matter involves children and parenting arrangements. You may also require assistance where matter is urgent and you need a Restraining Order urgently on with or without notice Motion. 

Our family lawyers at Noori Law, we have extensive experience in this area and would love to help you feel safe again. Contact us for a consultation today! 

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