Q) What is a restraining order?
A) A restraining order is meant to protect a victim of domestic violence. A temporary restraining order (TRO or T.R.O.) can be obtained and enforced quickly in order to create a safe environment for the victim. A final restraining order (FRO or F.R.O.) requires a hearing that defendant will know about and is more difficult to obtain. If a final restraining order is issued, it will not expire until it is dropped by the plaintiff after a court hearing.
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