Under what circumstances can I get a restraining order against my ex?

I have been divorced for 2 years and work in the local school I am a para, teaching pre-school. My ex husband will come up to the school and curse me never in front of the children. There was past physical abuse but never reported and I am scared he is really going to hurt me. Can I get a restraining order or even call the police for him cursing me at school.

Asked on October 8, 2011 under Criminal Law, Arkansas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your situation.   It is best for you to speak with an attorney in your area on the matter.  It is my understanding that the state of Arkansas has various types of restraining orders depending on the circumstances surrounding them.  One type of restraining order deals directly with domestic violence - called an Order of Protection - while a second deals with divorce cases within the state, called a Restraining Order. Should there be criminal charges filed in a domestic violence case, then a third type of order - a No Contact Order - may also be filed.  The criteria vary so it is important to ask an attorney.  Good luck.


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