In Washington, the case type is called "Domestic Violence Protection Order.

This is a civil order from the court that puts certain restrictions on the family or household member who harmed you.

The court can also order the respondent to vacate the shared residence and stay away from common places the victim and their children visit such as a school or workplace.

In the New York state, the restraining order is called the Order of Protection.

The following relationships qualify
  • Current or former spouse.
  • Someone with whom you have a child in common.
  • A family member to whom you are related by blood or marriage.
  • Someone with whom you have, or have had, an 'intimate relationship. ' (An intimate relationship does not necessarily mean a sexual relationship.

Utah

Co-habitant Abuse

This kind of protection order from someone you

  • were/are married
  • live or lived together
  • had a consensual sexual relationship
  • are related -- parent, step-parent, child, step-child, grandchild, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew
  • have children together, or are expecting a child.

The order can place restrictions on the respondent if the court finds the respondent committed violence (or threatened violence or attempted violence) against the petitioner

This kind of protection order from someone you

  • A social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature, or a relationship which has romance or intimacy as a goal by one or both parties, regardless of whether the relationship involves sexual intimacy.

A dating relationship does not mean casual fraternization in a business, educational, or social context.

The order can place restrictions on the respondent if the court finds the respondent committed violence (or threatened violence or attempted violence) against the petitioner.

Nevada

A protection order tells someone to stay away from you for safety reasons.  A protection order may include the following:

  • It may order the adverse party (the other party) to stay away from your home, work, school, or other locations.
  • Temporary custody/visitation orders might be included if you have children together.
  • If you have pets, a domestic violence protection order can allow you to keep the pets and order the adverse party not to harm, threaten, or harass the pets.

California

In California, the restraining order is called the Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO)

It's a court order that helps protect you from someone who has abused you.

You must have a close relationship with that person (married or registered domestic partners, divorced, separated, dating or used to date, live together or used to live together), or you are related (For example: parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, mother-in-law, or son-in-law) or you have a child with the person.