Know the Laws: New Hampshire
UPDATED April 28, 2016
A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In New Hampshire, there are protective orders due to domestic violence and protective orders due to stalking, which are explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from abuse by a current or former intimate partner, family or household member.
If you do not qualify for a domestic violence protective order, you may be able to get a stalking protective order.
Your New Hampshire protective order can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to New Hampshire or are going to be in New Hampshire for any reason, your protection or restraining order can be enforced.
WomensLaw.org would like to thank the Amanda Grady, Public Policy Assistant for the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, for her help in reviewing this material.