If you believe you or your children are in danger, you can file for an emergency order of protection. Once you file, the following happens:
- The perpetrator (person abusing you) is served with your complaint and a hearing date set.
- You and your defendant will testify, and you must prove they abused you or your children.
- You must attend the hearing, or the order of protection expires. However, your defendant isn’t required to show up.
It’s wise to consult with a divorce attorney before filing your emergency order of protection as they can help you through the entire process. Contact Granholm & Gynac today to speak with a divorce attorney.