Legal Information: Nebraska

Restraining Orders

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November 10, 2022

What protections can I get in a protection order?

An ex parte order or a final protection order can order the abuser to:

  • not to restrain you or restrict your liberty (freedom);
  • not to threaten, assault, bother, attack, or otherwise disturb you;
  • not to contact you in any way;
  • be excluded (removed) from your home (regardless of who owns the home);
  • stay away from any place specified by the court;
  • not have or buy a firearm; and/or
  • do anything else that the judge believes is necessary for your safety.
  • Note: The order can also give you temporary custody of any minor children for up to 90 days.1

Whether a judge orders any or all of the above depends on the facts of your case.

1 NE R.S. §§ 42-924(1); 42-925(1)

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