Legal Information: Puerto Rico

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 10, 2017

What is a protection order?

A protection order is a civil court order signed by a judge, that tells the abuser to not do specific acts of domestic violence and can include other protections for you and your child(ren).*  It is not necessary to press criminal charges or file a police report in order to get one.** 

* See 8 L.P.R.A § 602(h)
** See 8 L.P.R.A § 621