Protective orders may be any of the following:
A court will award a person an order of protection if the court finds that the person against whom the order is sought has committed an act of domestic violence within the past year or the person may commit an act of domestic violence. If there is a family court case pending, then the order must be obtained in superior court. If no family law case is pending an order may be obtained in a city court or justice of the peace. Children may be included on orders of protection. Protective orders can have very serious consequences. If you have questions about obtaining a protective order or would like to challenge an order obtained against you or your children, call us to schedule a consultation.