Who may obtain a Restraining Order?

Per the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 26.09, 26.26A and 26.26B, this civil order can be obtained by married persons or persons with a child in common who are filing for divorce, separation, custody or paternity. To qualify a person doesn’t need to be assaulted or threatened previously.

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1. Who may obtain a Restraining Order?
2. What can a Restraining Order do?
3. How is a Restraining Order obtained?
4. What is the cost for obtaining a Restraining Order?
5. What happens if a Restraining Order is knowingly violated?