Are you concerned about your future? Are you worried that you’ll be attacked for asking for a divorce or filing for protection? Restraining orders have been created in order to protect you and your family. If you feel you’re in danger, you can request a restraining order that will make it illegal for the other party to approach or contact you.
In Canada, it’s usually in a person’s best interests to stay out of the court system when it comes to family law. If something can be resolved out of court with the help of lawyers, then that can save money and time. However, some things simply can’t be addressed that way. Dangerous or abusive situations are one of those things.
In an urgent situation where you could be in danger, a court could work quickly to provide you with a restraining order in as little as 24 hours. The restraining order may only stand for a short time until you can return to court to argue your case. This is not a path that is normally taken unless your case is an emergency and your life could be at risk.
If time is of the essence, a court is more likely to issue a restraining order within 24 hours. For example, if you feel threatened or if you believe your spouse make break in to abduct your child, then the court may issue the order quickly. Whatever the case may be, if you’re in an emergency situation, the court is there to help you resolve it as quickly as possible. Our website has more information on restraining orders and what to do to obtain one.