Domestic Violence

Getting an Order of Protection

Your fastest form of legal help is to get a Court Order of Protection. A Court Order of Protection is an official legal notice, enforceable in court, that requires the abuser to stop the violence and abuse.

A protection order is one tool that can help you gain your independence and stop your abuser from hurting you and your children. You should contact a domestic violence advocate and a qualified attorney in your area to discuss ways of ensuring the safety of you and your children, which can include getting a protection order.

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