Yes. Your domestic violence or harassment restraining order will include a statement that the sheriff must help you retain possession of your residence. It is important to ask for this assistance when you file the petition requesting the restraining order. If the petition is granted, the order must be taken to the sheriff and arrangements made to serve your significant other. At that time, you will inform the sheriff that you wish to retain possession of your residence. The sheriff will assist you and ensure that your significant other leaves. You do not need to be present when the sheriff serves the order on your significant other, even if he/she is in the residence at the time. The order will then prevent your significant other from contacting you in person, by phone, email, text, and even indirectly through another person.
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