Order for Protection

Order for Protection

In Minnesota, an Order for Protection is typically sought when abuse or threats of abuse have recently occurred between people who are or have been in a relationship, are family members or live in the same household.  An allegation or showing of past abuse is not enough to warrant an order of protection.  There must be recent acts or threats of violence.  If you have been served with an Order for Protection, you have to the right to request a hearing to contest the Order.  At the hearing, both parties are allowed to present evidence in the form of documents, records and testimony of witnesses in court.

Orders of protection are often sought as retaliation for leaving a spouse or a partner.  The process is often abused in such a way as to get an individual to leave the petitioner alone, make an individual move out of their own home or deny one party access to their children.

For answers to more questions regarding Orders for Protection, call Anthony M. Grostyan at 612-341-6575.