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Legal Information: Arkansas

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
February 12, 2020

Is a Mutual Restraining Order the only action I can take if I am being abused while seeking a divorce?

No. Actually, an attorney representing a woman getting a divorce may not want to seek a Mutual Restraining Order over an Order of Protection because the consequences of violating a Mutual Restraining Order are minimal, while punishment for violation of an Order of Protection is more severe, which often makes it more effective.

If you have a Mutual Restraining Order, you will may still want to seek an Order of Protection.