Restraining Orders

A Civil Order of Protection and Relief from Abuse

Any familly or household member subjected to a continuous present physical threat of physical pain, injury or stalking or a pattern of threatening can seek a restraining order from the Superior Court.

 

The courts take these matters very seriously.  The judge is being asked to protect a person and to restrain the liberty of another.  Because of this they tend to strictly follow the statute, 46b-15, in evaluating the evidence.

 

In emergency cases, the court can issue a temporary order based on the application filed without having to hold a hearing first (an ex parte order).  The court will then order a hearing in a short period of time to give the other party a chance to be heard and will determine if the order stays in place. 

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