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Do I Need a Restraining Order?

Domestic Violence

If you believe that you are in danger or another emergency situation, always call 911 first. However, if you are...

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What is the Difference Between a Domestic Violence Protection Order and a Restraining Order?

Domestic Violence

Many people use the terms “protective order” and “restraining order” interchangeably. However, there are distinct differences under Washington law between...

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What Can a Restraining Order Do For Me?

Domestic Violence

A restraining order is not the same as a civil domestic violence order for protection or a criminal no contact...

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The 4 Types of Restraining Orders in Washington State

Domestic Violence

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. Never wait. However, if you are in a situation that allows...

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What To Do If You Believe That Your Ex Is Abusing Your Children

Domestic Violence

Child abuse is a parent’s worst nightmare. While many parents are vigilant about protecting their children from strangers, often the...

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How To Keep Your Contact Information Confidential If Your Ex Is Abusive

Domestic Violence

Filing for divorce from an abusive spouse is a courageous decision that often takes careful planning. Just because a divorce...

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Discipline or Child Abuse? What Washington Courts Consider Unreasonable

Domestic Violence

Not all of us grew up under the threat of discipline with a belt, a tree switch or a wooden...

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