What's the difference between peace bonds and family law protection orders?

This fact sheet provides information about the difference between a peace bond and a family law protection order. It explains which one to choose for each situation, and sets out the protection each one provides.

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abusive relationship, relationship violence, spouse abuse, leaving an abusive relationship, violence against women, peace bond, restraining order, family law protection order