Similar to a Domestic Violence Protection Order, a restraining order is enforced by reporting a violation of the order to the police. A restraining order may order the other party to stay away from you or the children, order the respondent not to take the children outside of the court's jurisdiction, or even surrender deadly weapons to the local police department.
If you feel you are in immediate danger due to domestic violence, you should call the police. As soon as possible, it is best to also contact the Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-562-6025) to obtain information on additional services. If you feel you need a Restraining Order, consult with an experienced family law attorney.