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Information / Domestic Violence / Protect Yourself

Protect Yourself from Abuse

A Protection from Abuse order (PFA), or "restraining order", is a legal tool designed to assist victims of domestic abuse and their children to keep themselves safe. The person who is being abused may request a temporary emergency order barring the abuser from having contact with the victim. A formal hearing will be conducted within 21 days. At that hearing, the judge may grant the order for up to two years.

The Pine Tree Legal Assistance website can provide you with more information regarding the Protection from Abuse process such as: