Restraining Order

 

The civil equivalent to criminal domestic bail conditions would be the "restraining order".  Unlike the criminal bail conditions, however, a family court restraining order could last much longer and in fact may be an indefinite order lasting for years and years.   This court order provides many clients with some peace of mind after the expiration of criminal bail conditions have expired against a former spouse because there is always an end date to bail conditions plus probation no-contact orders.