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Orders of Protection
An Order of Protection, also known as a restraining order, is a court order that mandates the contact one person has with another person. An Order of Protection can be issued by Criminal Court or Family Court.
If you have been served with a Family Court Order of Protection or if you feel that you need an Order of Protection to keep you or your children safe, it is important that you take action right away.
It is commonly thought that an Order of Protection prohibits all contact. However, this is not always the case. An Order of Protection may ban contact entirely, including requiring a person to stay away from the other person’s home, work, and school. Alternatively, an Order of Protection may allow certain contact between the parties and/or visitation with a child as long as the contact is “not offensive.”
Most people seeking a Family Court Order of Protection have reason to have it issued as quickly as possible. An experienced Family Court lawyer will assist you in applying for the order within 24 hours. To get a temporary order, you will need to be able to allege that the person committed certain offenses and crimes against you. To get a more permanent order, you will need to be able to prove those things.
If an Order of Protection is served against you, you also need to take immediate action. The Order can significantly impact your job, your ability to see your children, your right to live in your home, and your right to possess firearms. If a temporary Order of Protection was issued against you without you being present, you have a right to have it reevaluated if you act fast.
A permanent Order of Protection issued by Family Court generally lasts one year. However, in certain cases, the term can be as long as five years. If an Order of Protection needs to be changed, either to decrease or increase restrictions, going back to court is necessary.
Regardless of the circumstances and your role, it is critical to enlist the help of a highly skilled Family Court lawyer if your case involves an Order of Protection. At Bates Family Law, we have years of experience working with Family Court Orders of Protection and we are committed to protecting the well-being of you and your family.
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Orders of Protection in Rochester
If you have been served with a Family Court Order of Protection or if you feel that you need an Order of Protection to keep you or your children safe, you must act fast. An Order of Protection against you can impact your job, your ability to see your children, your right to live in your home, and your right to possess firearms. If a temporary Order of Protection was issued against you without you being present, you have a right to have the Order of Protection reevaluated right away. If you are seeking an Order of Protection, we will help you apply for the order, most often within 24 hours.
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