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Rhode Island Restraining Orders: Filing, Notice, and Hearings

Once you have figured out the first step in obtaining a restraining order in Rhode Island: where to file for a restraining order, the next step is to actually file for the restraining order.  Then, notice must be given to the defendant and you must proceed to a hearing within 21 days.  Obtaining the help of a Rhode Island Restraining Order Lawyer for this process is essential.  The restraining order lawyers at Abilheira Law explain the process of filing for a restraining order, serving the defendant, and the restraining order hearing in today’s blog.

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Which Court Do I File For a Restraining Order in Rhode Island?

The first step in seeking a restraining order in Rhode Island is determining which court will have jurisdiction over your case.  The answer to this question is two-fold.  First, you must determine the appropriate court: Family, District, or Superior.  Second, you must determine the appropriate county.

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