Can a restraining order be filed against someone who is in prison? 3 Answers as of March 03, 2011

Can I have my ex-boyfriend served with a restraining order while he is in prison? We are both in Washington.

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Andersen Law PLLC
Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
Absolutely! Contact the Department of Corrections and tell them what you need and they will facilitate service.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 3/3/2011
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
If your ex-boyfriend is in prison, is a restraining order necessary? Will he be released soon?
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 3/3/2011
Lisa Mulligan Law Offices, LLC
Lisa Mulligan Law Offices, LLC | Lisa Mulligan
Yes, it can. The restraining order may be able protect you from getting calls or letters from him while he's in or from contacting you after he's released (depending on the length of the protection order and the length of his sentence). Good luck!
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 3/3/2011
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