Can be obtained in District Court. Person files a petition which involves filling out paperwork. After reviewing your petition, the court may grant or deny a temporary emergency order effective up to 14 days. The other party is served with the petition, notice of hearing and temporary order. A hearing is held within 14 days at which time the court may deny or grant an order effective for up to one year.
Note: if the respondent is a minor, then the petition needs to be filed in Superior Court.