Restraining orders or protective orders are orders by the court restraining an individual's rights. A restraining order can prevent a person from being within a certain distance of another, including the second party's residence, employment, vehicle, or other individuals associated with the second party. Restraining orders are issued after a finding of abuse or harassment, and can be issued permanently for a number of years.
- That reasonable grounds have been asserted to believe that an immediate and present danger of domestic violence exists, that a child is in immediate and present danger of child abuse or child abduction, or that an elder or dependent adult is in immediate and present danger of abuse.
- That an emergency protective order is necessary to prevent the occurrence or recurrence of domestic violence, child abuse, child abduction, or abuse of an elder or dependent adult.