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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 3, 2020

What protections can a vulnerable adult get in a vulnerable adult protection order?

Through a vulnerable adult protection order, the judge can order that the abuser:

  • not commit acts of abandonment, abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation against the vulnerable adult;
  • stay away from the vulnerable adult’s residence for a specified period or until further order of the court;
  • not contact the vulnerable adult for a specified period or until further order of the court;
  • not knowingly come or remain within a certain distance from a specific location;
  • provide an accounting of the use of the vulnerable adult’s income or other resources;
  • not transfer his/her property or the vulnerable adult’s property for a specific period of time not longer than 90 days; and
  • pay a filing fee and court costs, including service fees, and reimburse the petitioner (the person who filed for the order) for costs of starting the court case, including reasonable attorney’s fees.1

1 R.C.W. § 74.34.130