Know the Laws: Nevada
UPDATED May 29, 2012
A restraining order or order for protection is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Nevada, there are several types of orders explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection for you and your children from an abuser.
An order that provides protection from an abuser, regardless of the relationship, who is stalking and/or harassing you.
Provides protection from an abuser, regardless of his/her relationship to you, who has sexually assaulted you.
A civil order that provides protection for your child (under 18) against an adult (18 or older), including relatives and non-relatives.
An order obtained by an employer that provides protection from an abuser while you are in the workplace.
Your order for protection can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to NV or are going to be in NV for any reason, your protection or restraining order can be enforced.