A restraining order forbids the defendant from further acts of domestic violence. It restrains the defendant from having any contact with the plaintiff, or plaintiff’s relatives, friends, or co-workers. A restraining order can also grant one party temporary custody and arrange a visitation schedule.
The defendant can be ordered to pay plaintiff for care and maintenance of the minor children. A plaintiff may request temporary possession of the residence, order defendant to receive counseling, and/or monetary compensation to victim.