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Should You Get a Restraining Order?

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Whether it is someone in your life you know well or one who is not as prevalent, do you need to remove them altogether?
If the answer is yes, where do you begin the process?

 

For some individuals, this will mean turning to legal help and a restraining order.

 

Although a restraining order is not taken in a light manner, it can be necessary if someone harasses you.

 

So, has the time come for you to seek the legal help you may very well need?
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Protecting Your Safety is the Number One Goal
In seeking a restraining order, you need evidence to show that someone has in fact been harassing you.
Among some of the more common examples:

  • Phone calls – Has someone been calling you time and time again? You can differentiate between annoying sales calls and ones where someone harasses you. One of the ways to get more info on such calls would be with a reverse phone search. That search helps narrow down where the calls are coming from and even who is making them. With such info, you are better prepared to state your case to why and who is bothering you.
  • Emails – In the digital world we live in, emails get sent by the millions each day. That said do you have some emails that contain some threatening language? If so, this is good evidence to provide to the courts to why you want a restraining order. Make sure you document such emails in a special folder. Electronic communications are hard for one to deny without claiming a hack was in play.
  • Texts – As in phone calls and emails, texts are another way to show someone is bothering you. If you’ve received such texts, be sure to save them and present to your legal counsel. It is tough for the person who is allegedly sending to deny it unless someone else is using their mobile device.
  • In-person – Last, it can be hard minus electronic evidence to show someone is harassing you. You might try and tape record the individual if there is verbal abuse. In cases of physical abuse, make sure to document and get treated for any injuries from someone’s actions.

Who Will Get a Restraining Order Against Them?

 

A large number of restraining orders go against those closest to the alleged victim.

 

For example, a current or former significant other can’t handle the ending of a relationship. As a result, he or she lashes out at the other individual. What starts as mild verbal abuse can get out of hand and lead to physical violence all too quick.
In some cases, the alleged abuser may rely on a family member or friend to help them with the harassment.

 

It can be intimidating the person to not seek a restraining order or press charges if a crime occurs. The perpetrator may have someone they know follow the alleged victim around.
Have you seen a suspicious vehicle in your neighborhood or near work following you? If so, you could go about searching a license plate. That online search could lead you to find out more info about the driver and vehicle.

 

Last, make sure at least one close family member or friend knows what is going on in your life.

 

By knowing the situation you are dealing with, they can assist you in trying to improve the matter. Face it; you may not be thinking with a clear mind when you are under such duress. Having a clear mind alongside of you will help with the situation.

 

So, are you ready to take the steps necessary to get a restraining order?