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What happens after you file an order of protection?

If you believe you or your children are in danger, you can file for an emergency order of protection. Once you file, the following happens:

  1. The perpetrator (person abusing you) is served with your complaint and a hearing date set.
  2. You and your defendant will testify, and you must prove they abused you or your children.
  3. You must attend the hearing, or the order of protection expires. However, your defendant isn’t required to show up.

It’s wise to consult with a divorce attorney before filing your emergency order of protection as they can help you through the entire process. Contact Granholm & Gynac today to speak with a divorce attorney.