Normally when people use the term “restraining order” they are seeking a court order for protection, to prevent contact that is harassing or abusive. This is a frequently misused term. A “restraining order” is one kind of court order, but there are in fact a number of different types of protection orders used to prevent contact.
Protection orders are put in place to prevent contact between two people. Contact could entail physical or personal interaction, phone or text contact, email or social media contact, or even communication through a third party. In many cases, protection orders also involve remaining a certain distance away from someone’s home, school, or place of employment.
Protection orders in the Evergreen State can be tricky. They must be written correctly and served properly. To achieve that, we suggest you contact Spokane family attorney Craig Mason. Craig and his team have written many protection orders in Washington State and will make sure that yours has every i dotted and each t crossed. Call him for an appointment in his Spokane office at (509) 443-3681.