What Is An Order of Protection?

If you are a victim of domestic violence, your safety is our primary concern. We will begin by helping you obtain an order of protection. When we file the paperwork, the court will likely grant you a temporary order of protection. We will go back to court to receive a final order. This will typically last from two to five years.

An order of protection is an order issued by a court that directs how and if you can contact another party.

The order of protection will help you stay safe. Under the directive, your abuser must avoid contact with you, including phone calls. The order can also include additional stipulations. For example, it might direct the abuser to stay away from the children and move out of the home. It can also order the person not to have a firearm, pay child support, and follow all custody orders.

If the defendant refuses to follow the order, the police will step in. The abuser will likely be arrested.

Our legal team can also gather evidence to show the court that the abuser is a danger to you. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with dedicated Rochester family lawyer Michelle Cimino.

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