What is the difference between a restraining order and a peace bond?

5. Decide which option is best for you

Decide which protection order to apply for based on what would be best for your situation.

Restraining order

You apply for a at family court.

How you get your restraining order depends on your situation. You can ask for a restraining order by:

Most people bring both an application and a at the same time. You might need to bring a motion because it takes a long time for an application to reach a trial.

Peace bond

You apply for a peace bond at criminal court.

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