Protection Orders

Commonly Referred to as "Restraining Orders"

A protection order, often mistakenly called a "restraining order," is a type of court order that prevents an individual from interfering with the peace and space of another individual. The order may be temporary or permanent, but before a court will enter a permanent order it will hold a hearing. At the hearing, the person seeking protection, known as a petitioner, will present evidence and arguments against the person who the petition is sought. This second individual is known as a respondent. Generally, a protection order must be brought on grounds of domestic violence or stalking.

Oxner Law Office can help in the following ways:

  • Preparing and prosecuting a protection order action (Petitioner representation)
  • Defending against a protection order action (Respondent representation)
  • Protection order hearings