If you got into an argument with your romantic partner or spouse and the police were called, you may have received a temporary restraining order. This protects a person for a short time period while an investigation takes place. The investigation will be conducted to find out what actually happened during the argument and whether any crimes were committed.
In the state of Georgia, there are two main types of restraining orders. These are Temporary Ex Parte Orders and Family Violence Protection Orders. If a person is given a Temporary Ex Parte Order, it means that they must avoid having any type of contact with the protected person for 30 days or until the next court hearing occurs. If a person is given a Family Violence Protection Order, this is a more permanent restraining order that has an extended time limit.