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Civil Restraining Order

A Restraining Order is a court order that protects people from harassment.  

You can ask for this court order if you are worried about your safety because someone stalked, harassed, threatened you with violence, financially abused you, or sexually assaulted you.  The court can order a person not to: Threaten or harass you, contact or go near you, your home, your work, or have a gun.  You can also ask for protection of your family members or other household members.

A Domestic Violence Order of Protection is a civil order that may be issued when a person files against a household member and there are acts or threatened acts of abuse.  A household member does not have to be living the same home, but does include the following people: Parent, child, spouse or former spouse, current or former girlfriend or boyfriend, grandparent or grandchild.  A person may also file against someone who is not a household member if the person is being stalked or was sexually assaulted.  For more information on a Domestic Violence Order of Protection, click here.

You may request a Civil Harassment Restraining Order against people who are not close to you.  Petitions for a restraining order are filed in Civil Court if a domestic relationship does not exist between the victim and abuser such as roommates, neighbors, co-workers, or non-immediate family members.  This type of order is not for people who have dated or who are closed related.

For Civil Restraining Order Forms, click here.

Address

400 Lomas Blvd NW
Room 119, 1st Floor 
Albuquerque, NM  87102

Contact

Phone: 505-841-6702

 505-841-7579

 505-841-5409

Email: albdselfhelp@nmcourts.gov

General Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
General questions will be answered and forms may be picked up

Self Help Interview Hours
***All in-person interviews have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Additional Resources

Information for Kinship Guardians

Family Court Forms

Civil Court Forms

Community Legal Services

Local Rules

Interactive Child Support Worksheet

Arbitration Forms

Settlement Facilitation Forms

NM State Judiciary Self-Help Guide