restraining order

The High Price of Restraining Orders

2010 should be another bumper year for temporary restraining orders, with 2 million to 3 million likely to be issued, costing taxpayers at least $4 billion. Temporary restraining orders have become the tool of choice for dealing with family disputes. Meant to protect abused spouses, restraining orders generally require the abuser to keep a specific distance from family members and often accompany eviction from shared homes.