Legal Information: Tennessee

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
June 16, 2017

What is a protection order?

A protection order is an order which is signed by a judge and tells someone who is hurting you to stop or face serious legal consequences.  It offers civil legal protection for victims of:

Both men and women victims may be eligible for a protection order.  However, you must meet certain relationship criteria in order to file, which are explained in Am I eligible to file for a protection order?