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re: Stay away order same as restraining Order?
12-02-2008 10:49 AM
Joined on 05-02-2005
I agree with Gemini on the substantive points.
The terms "temporary restraining order," "restraining order," and "stay-away order" are just labels. The first two (or the abbreviation "TRO") are the terms that are used in the legal system. The term "stay-away order" is nothing more than a lay term for an order that requires one person to stay away from another person. But, just reading labels isn't good enough. It's necessary to read the order to determine what it means. And, if a person believes the terms of a restraining order are too broad, narrow, or restrictive, or not broad, narrow, or restrictive enough, that person needs to ask the court either for a new order or to modify the existing order.