My question involves restraining orders in the State of: New York
I have a paranoid neighbor who has verbally and emotionally harassed me and my family on and off for 4 years. We got a non-harassment order of protection lasting only 3 months several years ago (after an arrest for disorderly conduct); lately, she has been acting out again. Can I obtain a longer civil harassment order of protection against her without hiring a lawyer and going through litigation (which I can't afford), or having to have her arrested, which isn't easy, because she's not physically violent? I know in California you can file your own request for protection from harassment at a local court house.