Greetings. Yes, an attorney can fill out all the paperwork and file it, but you will still need to miss work to go down and talk to the judge, as well as for the 10 day return hearing. There is no way to get a restraining order for yourself without missing work.
On the other hand, if your daughter is also a victim of his abuse and he has put her in fear of imminent serious bodily harm, then she can file for the domestic violence restraining order and she can go to court. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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