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I need to know how to go about getting a restraining order

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I need to know how to go about getting a restraining order put against someone
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note:This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

Is this a household or a family member, OR, a stalker or someone who is harassing you but who is not a household/family member?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is an ex boyfriend of mine and he is harassing me
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. What someone in your situation seeks is called a "Stalking No Contact Order." See HERE.

The steps are simple:

-Create a no contact order petition HERE via an online wizard

-file the petition in the county where you live, where he lives, or where the contact took place. The Clerk will stamp the copies of your petition and summons.

-If you are asking for an Emergency Stalking No Contact Order, the Court will hear your case for an Emergency Order right away without him even being served.

-Take the summons and the Emergency Stalking No Contact Order (if granted) to the the county sheriff’s office (the clerk may help with this)

-The County Sheriff will serve the stalker with the Emergency Order and/or Petition and Summons for the hearing. You do not need to give the papers personally to him

-You must go to the hearing for your Plenary Stalking No Contact Order to get a long-term order. At this point, he may also show to try to defend himself.

Good luck.

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Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question. I am simply touching base because you had not rated positively. Let me know. Thanks!