Harassment Restraining Orders

Blue Earth County Family Law Attorney

Family sitting in living room with remote control smilingA harassment restraining order is a court order that tells another person that they have to stop harassing you or pay the penalties. If you believe that someone is harassing you, you can request that the court issues a harassment restraining order. Then again, you may be someone who is defending against a harassment restraining order. No matter the case, you need the help of a Mankato harassment restraining orders attorney so you can either file for the restraining order you need or defend yourself against one.

As for when harassment restraining orders are required, they can be used in custody disputes, domestic abuse cases, or when a couple is going through a divorce. They can also be used if you are being threatened or stalked by someone. Where Orders for Protection are issued against family members, harassment restraining orders are usually issued against non-family members.

Reasons For A Harassment Restraining Order

There are many reasons why an individual may seek a harassment restraining order. If you have been harassed or threatened by anyone, you can petition for a harassment restraining order.

Harassment is an act that is defined as a behavior that causes another person to feel afraid, threatened, intimidated, or persecuted. In order for you to obtain a harassment restraining order, you must be able to prove that the individual has committed intrusive or threatening acts against you either through their words, gestures, or actions. These acts should have been committed with the intention to deeply impact your privacy or safety.

Harassment restraining orders can also be obtained if you can prove that the person intends to cause you harm, intends to harm your property, harasses you through telephone calls or another means, or stalks you.

Temporary And Minor Harassment Restraining Orders

The harassment restraining order will be temporary at first. This temporary status continues until a hearing can be held. This is where the harasser can defend him or herself. In the meantime, he or she can be arrested if they violate the terms of the order. If you are on either side of this case, you will need a Southern Minnesota harassment restraining order lawyer to assist you.

You will also need assistance if you wish to seek a minor harassment restraining order for a child who is being harassed. A parent or guardian can obtain this order on behalf of the child.

Contact A Mankato Family Law Lawyer

Being harassed is very disturbing and it can disrupt a person’s life. That is why an individual has the right to seek a harassment restraining order to keep a person who they feel is harassing them away from them. If they have been threatened in any way, won’t be left alone after asking to be left alone, or their phone has been ringing non-stop, this order can prevent the harasser from making further contact without legal penalties. If you are someone who needs a harassment restraining order or someone who needs to defend yourself against one, Birkholz Law, LLC can help. Call the Mankato office at 507-387-2100, the St. James office at 507-375-3374, or the Westbrook office at 507-274-6501 for a free consultation.