How can I get a restraining order?

If your abuser is making you feel unsafe, you can file for a restraining order. A restraining order is a court order that requires your abuser to stay away from you. To get a restraining order, you will need to file a petition with the court and show that you have been a victim of abuse. Once the restraining order is in place, your abuser will be required to stay a certain distance away from you. If they violate the restraining order, they can be arrested.