A protective order is sometimes also referred to as a restraining order or protection order. It is essentially a court-issued order that will prevent one person from coming into any contact with the other person.
Typically, the protection order is directed at the restrained person who will be prohibited from threatening, coming close to, or intimidating the person who’s taking out a protection order against him. The judge will issue a protective order for the protection of persons, who believe that they are at risk of domestic violence or harm. The order will clearly contain certain restrictions that are imposed on the restrained person by the judge, and the person is required to legally comply with these.
Remember, that if you are in a situation involving violence and abuse, you have the right to protect yourself using a protection order. The protection order also gives the restrained person the clear message that the abuse and violence must stop. While the protective order is in place, you can get in touch with a Colorado family lawyer, and learn what else you can do to protect yourself and your family. For help filing for divorce when you are involved in a domestic violence situation, talk to a lawyer.
A protective order can help prevent violence against you, and prevent the person from coming a certain distance within your home or workplace. It will protect your family by preventing the person from coming close to your child at his school or daycare facility if your child is also covered by the order.
To learn how you can get a protective order to protect yourself and your family, get in touch with a Colorado family lawyer.