Who does the order protect and from what?

The order protects the abused person or persons from being abused, threatened to be abused, or molested. The order prevents any communication or attempts to communicate. The order also prevents entering or attempting to enter the petitioner’s:

  • College
  • Home
  • Job
  • School
  • University
  • Other location as the court may order

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1. Where can I go to request an order of protection?
2. What information do I have to provide?
3. Who does the order protect and from what?
4. How long is the term of the order?
5. What happens if the order of protection is violated?
6. The person I need an order against doesn't live with me; who is considered a household member?
7. How do I obtain an order of protection during non-business hours or when Family Court is not in session?