Examples and tips for drafting a domestic violence restraining order declaration.
A declaration is a sworn written statement telling your side of the story about the important issues in the case. The declaration of abuse is the most important part of your request for a domestic violence restraining order. You must be clear and detailed. At the same time, you need to stay on topic, because the judge does not have a lot of time to read the declaration.You should describe the abuse in detail:Describe all abuse, either toward you or another person you want protected. This can include:
A few more tips:
Stay away from topics that will weaken your case. Keep your declaration focused on violence and threats of violence. Some topics that are not important are:
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