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Domestic Violence

Violencia intrafamiliar

WHAT IS A RESTRAINING ORDER?

In New Mexico, a “restraining order” is different from an Order of Protection.  A restraining order is a civil court order that instructs another person to leave you alone, directs them return something to you or refrains them from taking something from you.  A civil restraining order is often issued against a neighbor, co-worker, friend, roommate or distant relative.  It is also used in civil lawsuits (involving money claims). 

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