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Common Questions

Can I get a legal order to keep an abuser away from me?

Last reviewed in March 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors

If you and/or your children are being hit or abused, you can apply to the courts for a protection order or a peace bond to keep your abuser away from you and your children.

Good starting points include:

For more information and support, talk to a victim service worker in your community. Call VictimLink BC or use the HelpMap to find a service in your community.

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abusive relationship, relationship violence, protection order, peace bond, no-contact order, women facing abuse, spouse abuse, family law protection order, violence against women, VAW, gender-based violence, GBV