Is it to late to file a restraining order

Dear Sandiandmike24,

If your niece feels that her physical safety is threatened she can file for a restraining order. It does not matter that she already left him, the issue is whether or not she still feels that he poses a threat to her physical safety or emotional well being. If she is granted a restraining order it can give her possession of the marital residence.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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My niece recently left her husband.She left because she felt threatened,he has pushed,threatened her life if she left etc.,all this info has been documented at the police station(THEY HEARD IT WHEN SHE CALLED THEM AT THE TIME ALL THIS WAS GOING ON)she left that night,went back and stayed a few days, then left again and now she and her kids are staying here with my wife and I.but she did not get a restraining order at that time.Can she file one now for said incident.She still feels threatened and now he will not allow her acsess to her and her childrens things "because she abandoned him by leaving’PLEASE GIVE ADVICE.