Common QuestionsCan I get a legal order to keep an abuser away from me?
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 or a no-contact order to keep your abuser away from you and your children.
Good starting points include:
- Live Safe — End Abuse: Protection Orders, from the Legal Services Society, is a fact sheet that describes what someone can do if they are afraid for their safety or the safety of their children because a partner has beaten or threatened them. Explains what peace bonds, no-contact orders and protection orders are, and who can help.
- Applying for a Peace Bond and Filing Assault Charges, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, explains what a peace bond is and what you need to tell the police so that the court may issue one.
- For Your Protection: Peace Bonds and Family Law Protection Orders, from the provincial government and Legal Services Society, is a booklet that explains how and when people can apply for peace bonds and protection orders, and what the differences are between them.
See our related common questions:
- See all common questions about abuse & family violence
- See all common questions about victims of crime
- See all common questions about women
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