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WHAT IS A RESTRAINING ORDER?
A restraining order is a court order issued to protect a person from physical pain or injury or the threat of pain or injury. A restraining order can generally be issued against a family member (for example, a spouse, an ex-spouse, the other parent of your child) or a household member (anyone you live with or used to live with) or against someone you have recently dated.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Go to http://ctlawhelp.org/self-help-guides/how-to-restraining-protective-order
For Connecticut laws, how to file an application for a restraining order, and other resources, see CT Judicial Branch Law Libraries webpage: “Domestic Violence in Connecticut”
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SOURCE: Connecticut. General Assembly Office of Legislative Research Report # 2016-R-0243
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: February2021