Orders of Protection

Orders of protection are usually issued by the family court, and are intended to protect individuals from harassment, physical and verbal threats, abuse and any other so called family offenses. An order of protection can be requested by anyone who feels as though they might need it for their own protection; this person is known as the petitioner, while the respondent is the name given to the person who allegedly committed the offense.

Orders of protection generally fall into one of two types, known as a stay away order and a refrain order. A respondent is not allowed to stay within the vicinity or neighborhood of the petitioner, if the petitioner files a stay away order; this can be applicable to a place of work or the person’s home. The order also means that a spouse is not allowed access to his or her home, in the context of a divorce case, and he or she may only see any children who are involved under a court ordered visitation. A ‘refrain from’ order allows the respondent to stay in the same location, home or workplace but orders that person to desist from carrying out certain behavior or actions.

A petitioner, or person requesting the order of protection would go before a judge, although the family offense petition would first be completed and filed before doing that. The judge will consider the allegations and any other relevant information, and then decide whether to issue one of the two types of order, the stay away or refrain. Many judges grant these orders of protection fairly easily, even without hearing both sides of the argument, a process known as ex parte. The temporary order of protection is so easy to get, in an effort to eliminate domestic violence and abuse.

You can expect to face severe penalties and consequences if you are issued a order of protection against you, and then willingly ignore it, and being ordered to stay away from a person and then disregarding that order is a serious matter. Contempt of court, as this is known can lead to discrimination in any pending or future custody proceeding, possible exclusion from home in the event of a marital dispute, and even imprisonment.

Many people understandably want to gain the advantage if they are involved in either a divorce, or custody issues with their children, and it is common for people in this situation to use the concept of the orders of protection to their advantage. One strategy which is rather unfair, yet effective, is to falsely accuse the spouse of committing a family offense, so that he or she will then need to be removed from the marital home and refused access. Wild Water Free Slot by NetEnt

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