There are usually two variations of civil restraining orders: Domestic and Civil. Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVRO) are orders that protect you from abuse from an intimate partner or family member whereas Civil Harassment Orders (CHO) are orders that provide protection from harassment from someone you do or do not have a relationship with. Nonetheless, whichever variation of restraining order you need, it is important that you seek qualified legal counsel so that you can get help before the problems get worse.
Alternatively, if you have been wrongly accused of harassment or abuse, it is critical that you address the problem in the right manner as restraining orders can have significant legal consequences if they are not handled correctly. Violation of a restraining order could result in criminal proceedings brought against you and you could be put in jail.