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Family Law and Domestic Violence

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Family Law and Domestic Violence

If you have been hurt, threatened or assaulted and fear for your or a family member’s safety, you may need a Protection or Harassment Order. A Domestic Abuse Protection Order is for people who have been in a close relationship (relatives, spouses or former spouses, people who have lived or are living together). It is granted because someone attempted, threatened, caused bodily injury, or intimidated the other person by verbal, written, or physical threat.
A Harassment Protection Order does not depend upon relationships, but requires a number of telephone or personal contacts that seriously terrify, threaten or intimidate the victim and serve no legitimate purpose.

Family Law & Domestic Violence

Divorce/Legal Separation Questions

Frequently asked questions about divorce and legal separation

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Child Custody Questions

Frequently asked questions about child custody

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Locating the Opposing Party

Resources for locating the opposing party

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Divorce Handbook

A personal safety plan for living free from domestic violence

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Finances and Domestic Violence

Learn about the economic issues related to domestic violence

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Helpful links about domestic violence and family law

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