The eligibility also extends to others who have lived with the respondent such as a parent or step-parent, step-child, a vulnerable adult, etc. They should have lived with the abuser for a minimum of 90 days within a year before filing the case.
How Is Protection Provided Under the Law?
You may approach the court that provides advocates on-site for assistance in filling out the forms. This can be done even without a lawyer but it is advisable to contact a lawyer in in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia for advice and counseling on the matter. There are domestic violence agencies. They provide shelter to keep the victims safe through this process.
What Are the Measures Included In a Protective Order
Protective Orders specify a distance that must be maintained by the respondent from the victim and their family and friends.
Supervision of the abuser while making a visitation to see a child/children when the victim has custody rights.
Stringent ban on following, stalking, etc.
No communication in any form with the victim (calls, letters, emails or other forms of communication)
The respondent has to bear the expenses incurred for medical treatment and legal procedures
There are a few critical terms and conditions that the abuser must comply with. This includes getting counseling, refraining from causing damage to the property of the victim, providing financial support to the victim and the victim’s children under specific circumstances, etc.
It is better to use the services of an experienced lawyer to help you get a protective order. The Law Office of Rowena N. Nelson can represent your case in the court accurately and help you get the deserving justice. We have unmatched experienced in this field and can help you put the hassling and painful experience behind you.