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Legal Question: Anti-Harassment

If we get anti-harassment order against our neighbor what will it do?

Under Washington State Law, a civil anti-harassment order orders one party (the “restrained party”) to stop making contact with the other party (the “protected party”). Depending on the situation, the order will state that the restrained party cannot physically come within a stated amount distance of the protected party, such as 500 feet. However, the orders are enforceable for contact wherever the protected party is. The law also prohibits contact by phone calls, text messages, e-mails, and written communications. Communication from the restrained party to the protected party using some other third person is prohibited as well.

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