What is the best protection order for abuse?
There are many types of abuse orders in the United States. Each has its own requirements and provisions. Your individual circumstances and protection needs will determine which abuse order is best for you. This is a list of the most common abuse orders in the United States. It will help you obtain a protection order from an abuse attorney.
- Temporary Restraining Order (TRO):
This is a temporary order that can be granted in an emergency situation without the abuser being present in court. If you are in immediate danger or cannot wait for a full court hearing, a TRO may provide protection. A TRO typically lasts for a few days before a full hearing can take place to determine if a longer-term order is required.
A TRO is a similar document to an EPO, but it is issued by a police officer and not a judge. If a police officer is able to determine that there is an imminent threat of violence or abuse, an EPO may be granted. A court may order an EPO to last for seven days or even longer.
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVRO):
A DVRO (long-term order) is usually granted after a full hearing in which both the abuser and the person seeking it can present their case. A DVRO can be extended for up to five years, or longer if ordered by a court. In a DVRO, the abuser may be required not to contact the victim or to move out of the house.
- Stalking Retraining Order:
A stalking order is a type of order that can be obtained in certain states to stop stalkers or harassers from being contacted. This order may include provisions like the requirement that the stalker stay away from the victim and not contact them.
- Civil Harassment Restraining Order:
An order to stop civil harassment is available in certain states. It can be used for those who are harassed by someone they do not know or with whom they do not have a close relationship. This order may include provisions like requiring the harasser to keep away from the victim and not contact them.
You will need to file a court petition to get an abuse order. You will need to file a petition with the court to obtain an abuse order. The process will vary depending on where you live, but you will need to present evidence of abuse or harassment. A judge will then review your case and decide whether to grant you the order. A domestic violence advocacy group or attorney can assist you in navigating the process.