Civil Antiharassment Order
is for non-domestic situations, between people who are not related by blood or marriage, and don't live together.
No Contact Order (NCO)
is given by a judge as part of a criminal case; when someone is released on bail, arraigned, or sentenced.
is more comprehensive than most other orders here, and can deal with issues such as temporary custody, property, spousal support, etc.
Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO)
is usually requested and granted in emergency situations, it can be obtained quickly, 'ex-parte' that is, without the other person being in court, and the court will set a hearing within the next two weeks (14 days) for the person to respond.
What can a protection order do?
- Order a person to leave a shared residence.
- Grant someone possession of essential personal effects.
- Give one parent temporary custody of children.
- Set a schedule for visitation with minor children.
- Grant someone use of a vehicle.
- Order a person to attend counseling.
- Order a person not to enter your residence.
- Order a person not to threaten or hurt you.
But they can't:
- Order child support, order Alimony, or other payments
- Divide valuable property, such as ownership of a home.
- Set permanent child custody or use of the shared residence.