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Order of Protection

An Order of Protection can be issued by the Court to protect the Petitioner (person seeking the Order of Protection) from the Respondent (person who allegedly harmed or threatened to harm the Petitioner.) There are two different forums for getting an Order of Protection: Criminal Court and Family Court. An Order of Protection from either forum can address your safety concerns, including domestic violence, but they differ in a variety of ways. It is important for you to pick the forum that will work best for you and your situation. Continue reading below to learn more about the differences between Orders of Protection from Family and Criminal Court. Please contact The Law Offices of Andrew J. Gilbride, Esq. if you have questions or if you would like advice on obtaining an Order of Protection.

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