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What is an order of protection in domestic violence cases?

When a court issues an order regarding the outcome of a legal matter, the parties who were part of the underlying legal matter may be bound to certain actions through the judgment of the court. For example, when two Tennessee parents go through a child custody hearing, they will be bound to the court's order regarding their shared time with their children. Similarly, when a party asks for an order of protection against someone they have accused of domestic violence, the accused party may be restricted in their actions and activities if an order is issued.

An order of protection is intended to protect a domestic violence victim from harm from their alleged accuser, but unfortunately they are sometimes issued based on wrongful information. When an order of protection is in place the affected individual may not be able to contact their spouse or kids, may be prevented from visiting their home and may be forced to endure other limitations on their activities.

Orders of protection can also impose requirements on individuals other than on how they interact or contact their loved ones. A person subject to an order of protection may have to seek counseling for their allegedly bad behavior or may be forced to give up their legally obtained firearms. Individuals subject to orders of protection are advised to speak to their attorneys about the specific limitations they may face.

An order of protection can force a person to change the course of their life and may subject them to serious legal penalties if they violate its terms. It is possible for individuals living under the burdens of orders of protection to fight their restrictions so that they may live their most full lives with the individuals they love.

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