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Restraining Orders

Violence, abuse and harassment have no place in Canada. The courts take these matters very seriously. If you or someone you know is a victim of violence you don’t have to live in fear. A Restraining Order can be put in place for your protection. It is intended to keep you safe by stating conditions of no-contact with your former spouse or partner.

Some protections offered by an order may include that your former partner not attend your place of work, your home, and it can even have conditions that your ex not go near your children. However, a Restraining Order cannot take the place of a custody agreement.

To apply for a Restraining Order against someone you will need to file an application in civil court, which is why it is recommended you have a lawyer represent your interests. It is also helpful if you have a lawyer in the event the other individual breaks the conditions of the order and you need to ask the court to find them in contempt.

There are several steps to getting a Restraining Order, which our lawyers can walk through with you. We will answer all your questions and make sure that you are aware of the process along the way. As an accomplished and experienced family law firm we can help safeguard you and your family from violence and harassment. These situations can be complex and stressful for those going through them and we can help you along the way. Our professional approach helps accentuate the positives of the situation while minimizing the negative elements.

If you want to learn more about your rights and how to ensure your safety call us for a free consultation. Our lines are open 24 hours, every day of the week, 1-888-524-8475.

 

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