Personal Protection Order
A Personal Protection Order, or a PPO, is the most common form of protection order. It places legal restrictions on the violent family member to try to prevent any further violence on any of the family members.
To grant a PPO, the court must be satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that family violence has been or is likely to be committed against a family member and it is necessary for the PPO to restrain the violent family member.
A PPO can only be granted if the court is satisfied. The trial process may take some time, so if protection order is required urgently, one can apply for an Expedited Order.
An Expedited Order is an urgent Personal Protection Order before the trial begins, if the court is satisfied that there is imminent danger of family violence. This serves as a short-term protection order in times of need, so it is only valid for 28 days or when the trial begins, whichever earlier.
Domestic Exclusion Order
A Domestic Exclusion Order supplements the Personal Protection Order by excluding that violent member from the shared residence of the family, i.e. the violent family member cannot enter the house of the family.
However, if the other party that you are complaining against wishes to contest your application, and the matters have been set to go for a trial, our lawyers at Yeo & Associates LLC can help you.