Is an Order of Protection Right for You?

Divorce proceedings are never pleasant, but some divorces are worse than others. In some cases, it may be appropriate for one spouse to seek an order of protection, (a court order that restricts one person’s behavior in a certain way), usually by making them stay away from someone else (in this case, their spouse) or refrain from certain behaviors. Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in obtaining an order of protection. Continue reading “Is an Order of Protection Right for You?”

Obtaining an Order of Protection as the Victim of Domestic Violence

Orders of protection can be obtained by a person who feels that another individual has committed a crime or a family offense against them. They are typically issued by a judge in Family Court when a victim of domestic violence feels threatened or has been hurt by his or her abuser. An Order of protection can be an important tool in providing safety to victims and offer legal protection by the Courts and/or the police if the abuser comes in contact with or threatens the victim in violation of the terms of the order of protection.
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