Domestic Violence Orders of Protection

What is a Domestic Violence Order of Protection?

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…

Consequences of a Finding of Domestic Violence in Family Court

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…

Filing and Defending Domestic Violence Orders of Protection in New Mexico

A Domestic Violence Order of Protection is a type of restraining order issued to protect victims of domestic violence and abuse, which is authorized by the Family Violence Protection Act. In New Mexico, including Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe, anyone can file a Petition for an Order of Protection at the Domestic Violence office…

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