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Domestic Violence

Violencia intrafamiliar

WHAT IS AN ORDER OF PROTECTION?

You may have heard someone say, “You should get a restraining order against that person”.  In New Mexico, a “restraining order” against an intimate partner (dating partner, spouse or co-parent of a child) or some household members (see definitions below) is called an ORDER OF PROTECTION.  An Order of Protection is a court order that prohibits a person from hurting, threatening or harassing another person.

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