In Ontario, there are two ways to obtain a Restraining Order: through the Family Courts and through the Criminal Courts. The main difference between these is they have different criteria to be met. In Family Court, a spouse or common law spouse may request a restraining order against their partner, but not against the family or friends of their partner.
Most restraining orders are temporary, although they can be made permanent as well.
The Whitby family lawyers at M. G. Michaels & Associates have experience obtaining Restraining Orders and Emergency Orders when the unfortunate need arises in the communities of Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville, and Courtice in Durham Region.