Blog ImageSo your spouse has filed for an order of protection against you for domestic violence. What can you do in this situation? You could lash out irrationally, making matters worse, or you can respond with a level head, void of any emotional outbursts, in a respectful manner. Understanding your legal rights regarding a response is important as you only have a limited time in which to respond. At this time, it is prudent to involve an attorney experienced in these kinds of cases.

Protective Orders

Protective orders, or orders of protection, are limited to family members, household members, former or current spouses, romantic partners, and individuals who share a home (roommates). They are used as protection against domestic abuse. Violating a protective order could lead to criminal charges or time in jail.