Protection Orders

Protection Orders

Denver Family Law Lawyer

When tensions run high and emotions get out of control, what should have been a routine divorce can become a dangerous situation. Harassment, abuse, and violence, or just the threat of any of these things, from one spouse to another must always be taken seriously and addressed quickly. If you are afraid that your wellbeing or physical health will be harmed by your spouse in a bout of domestic violence, you must not hesitate to seek a protection order, or a court ruling that keeps them away from you.

The Moodie Law Firm and our Denver family law attorney can help with this process. Call 303.578.3940 today.

Different Types of Orders of Protection

Each domestic violence dispute is different from the next, and so it can be difficult to understand the full scale or severity of the danger. While it is true that each situation must be treated respectfully, there are different protection orders to use, depending on what the victim feels is necessary.

The three main types of protection orders are:

  1. Emergency: If you feel like you are in immediate danger, or if you have already been abused, an emergency protection order can be issued by the court in just one visit. Emergency orders generally will not last longer than a day or two, giving you time to figure out the next step.
  2. Temporary: A temporary protection order can last weeks or longer, sometimes until a divorce finalizes, to give you distance from a potentially abusive spouse.
  3. Permanent: In order to be permanently protected through an order, you must meet your abuser in court and convince a judge as to why a permanent protective order is necessary.

What Does a Protective Order Do?

Once you have an order of protection officially issued, you should be afforded some space and safety from the person who meant to do you harm. A typical protection order will bar them from communicating with you when it is unnecessary, either in person, over the phone, or through online digital means. It will also disallow them from going to certain places and at certain times; for example, if you must take the bus to get to work on a set schedule, they cannot ride the same bus as you or be at your stops. Depending on the circumstances that led up to the court’s order and the history of the abuser, they might even be prevented from owning firearms or seeing your immediate family members, including children.

Due to the limitations to a person’s mobility and freedoms a protection order creates, courts can be hesitant to approve of a permanent order. A convincing argument and any physical evidence you can collect – medical records, photographs of injury, aggressive communications, etc. – will be necessary to present to a judge. It is highly advised that you do so with the assistance of an experienced family law attorney.

Call 303.578.3940 When Time is a Critical Factor

Our Denver family law attorney has been working with families throughout the most difficult and complex cases for years. Our team understands fully that cases involving protection orders need immediate attention and reliable legal counsel. Contact us as soon as you can if you need our help. When we accept your case, you can expect to receive personalized yet professional and urgent assistance.

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