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Objections to Domestic Violence Order of Protection

November 10, 2011, by Collins & Collins, P.C.

The New Mexico Family Violence Protection Act (“the Act”) creates a specific cause of action that allows a victim of domestic abuse to obtain a civil restraining order against the household member who committed the abuse. This type of restraining order is called an order of protection and will prevent the restrained party from any […]

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Whether Civil or Criminal, Domestic Violence Finding Has Severe Consequences

December 22, 2010, by Collins & Collins, P.C.

It is the unfortunate truth that divorce and child custody disputes can often lead to charges of domestic violence by or against either party. In New Mexico, a single incident of reported domestic violence can result in criminal domestic violence and/or a civil domestic abuse case, either of which have serious consequences for the accused […]

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Consequences of a Domestic Violence Order of Protection Under the New Mexico Family Violence Protection Act

August 3, 2010, by Collins & Collins, P.C.

In New Mexico, the Family Violence Protection Act allows a victim of domestic violence to file a petition for order of protection, asking the Court to enter an order of protection preventing the person committing the domestic violence (called the restrained party) from having any contact with the abused party (called the protected party). Orders […]

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Domestic Violence Orders of Protection Under New Mexico‘s Family Violence Protection Act

February 15, 2010, by Collins & Collins, P.C.

A domestic violence order of protection is a type of restraining order issued to protect victims of domestic violence under New Mexico‘s Family Violence Protection Act. Domestic violence cases in New Mexico are often filed in criminal court where the penal consequences can be severe. The Family Violence Protection Act provides another layer of protection […]

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What is a Domestic Violence Order of Protection?

December 21, 2009, by Collins & Collins, P.C.

An order of protection is a type of restraining order issued to protect victims of domestic violence that is authorized by the Family Violence Protection Act. An Order of Protection basically prohibits contact between an alleged victim and the person the alleged abuser. After an alleged victim of domestic violence (called the Protected Party) files […]

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Consequences of a Finding of Domestic Violence in Family Court

December 15, 2009, by Collins & Collins, P.C.

After an alleged victim (the Protected Party) of domestic violence has filed a Petition for Order of Protection and the Temporary Order of Protection has been entered preventing the alleged abuser (the Restrained Party) from any contact with the alleged victim, the court holds hearing to determine whether or not the Petition provides enough information […]

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