Can I get a restraining order for psychological/emotional abuse?

If the emotional abuse includes threats, you may be able to get a  domestic abuse restraining order. In addition, the domestic abuse  restraining order law says if the person may engage in domestic abuse,  you can obtain a restraining order. The laws are extremely specific about the types of abuse a person must have been subjected to in order to obtain an injunction. For a person living with someone who is psychologically or emotionally abusive, the mental abuse can be equally, if not more painful, then physical abuse. The domestic abuse restraining order law says the respondent must have engaged in certain physical abuse or the threat of any behavior.

Harassment Restraining Order

If your abuser engages in a course of action, which harasses and intimidates and serves no legitimate purpose, you may be able to get a harassment restraining order.

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1. Is a restraining order for me?
2. Where do I start?
3. What comes after the Temporary Restraining Order?
4. Do I need an attorney?
5. Does the respondent need an attorney?
6. Are there penalties for respondents who break the temporary restraining order or injunction?
7. If I file a restraining order petition, will my abuser know what I said in the petition?
8. Does getting a restraining order mean I have custody of the kids?
9. Does having a temporary restraining order or injunction mean my abuser has to stay away from the kids also?
10. Can I get a restraining order for psychological/emotional abuse?
11. Will I be able to return to my home immediately after I file a temporary restraining order?
12. How can I make sure that the temporary restraining order/injunction will be enforced?
13. If we live or work in the same place, how can I be assured of no contact with my abuser?
14. How do I determine which county I should file in?
15. Will I void or violate my restraining order by having contact with the respondent?
16. Is it possible to get my restraining order extended?