Waterford Personal Protection Order Lawyer
Charles P. Farrar Provides Compassionate & Experienced Counsel
A personal protection order (PPO) is a restraining order against a person, signed by a judge and enforced by the police, for safety from stalking or domestic violence. There are a couple types of personal protection orders, depending on who they are against and for what offense. A domestic PPO, for example, can be requested against a spouse, ex-spouse, someone who lived in your home, or someone you had a romantic relationship or child with.
A domestic PPO may restrict the abuser from:
- Molesting, attacking, or threatening to hurt you or another person
- Entering your house or other specific location
- Stalking you
- Interfering with you removing your children or property from a shared living quarter
- Behaving in a way that interferes with your freedom or causes you to fear for your safety
- Owning or buying a gun
Filing a PPO with Family Law Attorney
When filing a domestic-relationship PPO in Waterford, you need access to the appropriate forms and petitions. You may need a Petition for Personal Protection Order Against a Minor to protect your children, for instance. Our attorney, Charles P. Farrar, can provide the forms you need for your specific case when you meet with him.
Ex Parte Personal Protection Order
Usually, a hearing where the offender is present must take place for a PPO to be signed by the judge. However, if there is an emergency matter of personal safety, an ex parte PPO may be filed. In an ex parte personal protection order, you must prove to the judge that immediate and irreparable harm will occur if a PPO is delayed until a hearing or that notifying the abuser of a hearing will “precipitate adverse action” and the judge can sign into effect a PPO without a hearing or notice given to the abuser.
If you are concerned for your safety, do not hesitate to call us at (248) 327-0377. Consultations are free and confidential, and we can discuss the best course of action for your situation.