What happens if I go to Family Court for an order of protection?
Authored By: HerJustice
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- Spanish / Español
This PDF booklet explains what an order of protection is, where to get one, and what you may want to put in your petition (application) for an order of protection. This booklet also explains how to get your order of protection served and what happens during each of the court appearances. At the second court appearance, you can ask the judge to appoint a lawyer if you cannot afford to pay for one.