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How Do I Get A Protection Order In Colorado?

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, family violence or threats by your significant other or spouse, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your children. A Protection Order is offered by the Colorado family courts to order the abuser to stay away, and in some cases, pay child support and spousal support. In this video, Denver divorce attorney Jason Wolfe explains the process of applying for temporary and permanent Protection Orders.

Video Transcript:

There are several different things that are at play with this. So if you’re talking about protection orders that may be issued on a civil basis, that process is a two-step process. In on, you file a petition for a temporary protection order, at which point you have to make allegations to the court. That’s done without the other party being present. The court will then make a determination and then issue a temporary protection order. That’s good for fourteen days. Within that fourteen-day period, the other party has to be served and there has to be a hearing. If at that hearing, the person seeking protection is able to convince the court by clear and convincing evidence. That protection order needs to be made permanent, then it will be made permanent at that point. Now there are also orders that a domestic court can order during the pendency of a divorce. There’s an automatic temporary injunction that issues when every divorce gets filed. And that prohibits either party from, you know, messing with or harassing, or intimidating the other party. Now if things really start ratcheting up between the parties, there are additional steps that can be taken in the divorce court but they’re really two separate matters between a permanent protection order and what goes on in the divorce court.

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Our highly-accomplished divorce and family law attorneys practice throughout Colorado, including: Adams County (Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Thornton, Westminster); Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton); Boulder County; Broomfield County; Denver County; Douglas County (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker); Elbert County (Elizabeth, Kiowa); and Jefferson County (Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Wheat Ridge).

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