How long is the term of the order?

The term of the order is not less than 6 months, not more than one year. However, the order of protection can be ended by an order of dismissal and may be extended or terminated by either party. An order issued by a magistrate expires as provided under the terms of the order or upon issuance of a subsequent order by family court.

Family court may modify the terms of any domestic abuse 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?