A Family Violence Restraining Order is a court order against the family member designed to stop threats of violence or violence, behaviour that coerces controls, or causes you to be fearful. It tells them to stay away from you and/or to stop behaving in certain ways towards you. The order can be worded to suit your situation.
You can apply for a Family Violence Restraining Order against someone you are or have been in a family relationship with. The definition of family member is broad and covers current and former spouses, partners, siblings, children, parents, grandparents and stepfamily relationships, as well as other relatives and members of intimate or family-type relationships. If you are not sure whether you are or were in a family relationship with the person you want a Family Violence Restraining Order against, just ask one of the experienced lawyers at Efficient Law Group and we will gladly answer all your questions.