From our early civics lessons we know that there are two court systems in the United States judiciary-federal and state. On this CourtReference site, we focus exclusively on the courts from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. State courts have broad jurisdiction to interpret the laws that govern our everyday lives: […]
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March 18th, 2014 · No Comments
December 22nd, 2013 · No Comments
Last month I published Beyond the Paperwork: Practical Advice for Obtaining a Protection Order on this blog site. This month, as promised, I would like to address some strategies for defending against an order of protection. As noted in my previous article, there can be grave consequences if a protection order is filed against you. […]
November 15th, 2013 · No Comments
When you seek an order of protection, you should be fully aware of the gravity of the request and its legal consequences. An order of protection (or restraining order, protection order, or no-contact order, depending the jurisdiction and relationship of the parties) is a court-issued document that prohibits an individual (the respondent/defendant) from directly contacting the […]