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Legal Information: New York

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 12, 2019

Orders of Protection

An order of protection is a civil order that provides protection from someone who you are married to, separated from, divorced from, have a child in common with, are/were in an intimate/dating relationship with (including same-sex couples) or are related to by blood or marriage.