Family Court can also be the Court to turn to if you are seeking an order of protection against a family member or a person who you’ve had a close relationship with, even if you have already received an order of protection from Criminal Court. The Court can issue different types of orders of protection, depending on your circumstances.
DEFENDING AGAINST AN ORDER OF PROTECTION
You should have a lawyer with you in court if you have been served with papers seeking an order of protection against you. In fact, by the time you receive the papers, there may already have been a temporary order of protection issued. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible, so you know what your rights and obligations are under the court order.