Getting an Order of Protection
What relief does an Order of Protection provide?
Relief available under a Court Order of Protection can be tailored to your specific needs and can address your concerns. It can order the abuser to stay away from you and can prevent him from contacting you by phone, mail, e-mail, fax, or through third parties. It can force the abuser to move out of your home and give you exclusive use of the car. The court may award temporary custody of children to you, along with child support, spousal support, and continuation of insurance coverage. The police can arrest and jail the abuser for violating the order.