Orders of Protection

An Order of Protection can require a person to stay away from another person, her home, school, and work. The order could also prohibit some types of contact with the other person or even all contact.

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What is an order of protection?

An order of protection is issued by the court to limit the behavior of someone who harms or threatens to harm another person. It is used to address various types of safety issues, including, but not limited to situations involving domestic violence. Family Courts, criminal courts, and Supreme Courts can all issue orders of protection. For information and hotline numbers for addressing situations involving domestic violence.

An order of protection may direct the offending person not to injure, threaten, or harass you, your family, or any other person(s) listed in the order. It may include, but is not limited to, directing him/her to:

  • stay away from you and your children
  • move out of your home
  • follow custody orders
  • pay child support
  • not have a gun

If you are seeking or defending against an Order of Protection, Call Cozzo Law now to preserve your rights.

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