5. Decide which option is best for you
Question & AnswerWhat is the difference between a restraining order and a peace bond?
Decide which protection order to apply for based on what would be best for your situation.
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:
- bringing a court application, where you ask the court for other family law orders at the same time, or
- bringing a court motion, where you ask the court to make a decision about a specific issue before a full trial takes place.
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.
You apply for a peace bond at criminal court.