If there is evidence of domestic violence taking place, either with currently or formerly cohabitating couples, orders of protection can provide legal boundaries between the two parties. These orders of protection or injunctions against harassment can be important evidence during divorce or custody proceedings. It’s highly advised that whether you’re on the enforcing or receiving end of orders of protection, you consult closely with a lawyer to keep from hurting your chances for a favorable court outcome later with custody and divorce proceedings.
Order of Protection (aka Restraining Orders)
Injunction Against Harassment