Domestic Violence Protective Order Greensboro Divorce Lawyer
Domestic violence protection orders (“DVPOs”) are one of 4 types of court orders for domestic violence victims. DVPOs are available for victims of domestic violence OR people in fear of physical harm from a family or household member. It is NOT necessary to wait for abuse to occur before filing for a DVPO.
Protection orders can:
- Restrain an abuser from further violence
- Restrain an abuser from the victim’s school, workplace, residence
- Prohibit contact with the victim
- Award temporary child custody
- Establish temporary visitation
- Order treatment or counseling for an abuser
- Prohibit removal of children
- Order abuser to pay court costs incurred by the victim to obtain the order
Intentional violation of a protection order subjects the abuser to mandatory arrest, and possible criminal charges. Contact a Greensboro Divorce Lawyer for more information. A protection order with restraints from contact with the respondent’s minor children can last up to a year before it must be renewed.
Temporary emergency orders: If there is an immediate need for protection, a temporary protection order lasting up to 14 days can be obtained until a hearing can be held.
If you or a loved one is considering a Greensboro Divorce Lawyer, contact the law firm of Garrett, Walker, Aycoth, & Olson.