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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here to see my ratings information) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation. One of the things that you could do is file a restraining order. Restraining orders are civil orders issued by a court that says that people like your boyfriend or not allowed to approach you 4 any reason for certain amount of time. Generally, you can just go to your local courthouse, go to the Civil Division which is usually on the first floor of the courthouse, and then ask for the paperwork to file a restraining order. Oftentimes, your local cord may also have the forms that you need online as well so you don't have to go to the court until you're ready to file the paperwork. Usually, a judge will grant a restraining order immediately and then require you and the other person you want to be restrained to come back for a hearing at a later date to determine whether the restraining order needs to be extended for several years. Another thing that you should consider is that if you are a victim of domestic violence, and a landlord by law is usually required to let you out of your lease even if it's just for a limited amount of time. Victims of domestic violence receive it special protection under the law and you should speak with your landlord about being able to leave and find a place without having to worry about being subject to collections.
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