An ex parte temporary protection order can be issued by a court following a complaint from the victim, stating one believes there is an immediate danger to oneself or one’s child. Once an ex parte order is issued, it protects the victim until a court hearing occurs. An ex parte order becomes enforceable when the abuser has been served with a copy of it.
The final domestic order, also known as a 50B protective order, can be issued for a period of a year and can be renewed for additional periods up to two years. The protective order may include the following:
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