Q: Can you be required legally to stay away from someone without a restraining order or no contact order placed on you?
A: David’s Answer: In most instances, this would require an order of protection. That said, it’s conceivable such a provision may be captured in a stipulation or court order without the issuance of a formal order of protection – though same is quite rare. Schedule a consultation with a Westchester Domestic Violence attorney for a full assessment. – David Bliven, Westchester Domestic Violence Attorney (www.blivenlaw.net)