This is a special kind of restraining order. The Dutch word ‘huisverbod’, means that one is not allowed into his or hers own home. This is decided by the mayor of the city, based on police repports. This restraining order lasts for a period of 10 days, but can be prolonged by the mayor to a 28 days period. The mayor can give this restraining order to someone against the wishes of the spouce or partner. The mayor will have to take into account the interests of both spouces before making this decision.

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