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For how long is an order of protection valid?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

For how long is an order of protection valid?

That's going to depend on the type of order of protection that you have. If it's a temporary order of protection, than that is currently only valid up until the final hearing or unless it has been continued by a judge. A final order of protection, it's going to be up to the judge to determine how long that injunction is going to be in place. There's a wide variety, I've seen them anywhere from 30, 60, 90 days, 6 months, 9 months, a year, and indefinite. The judge ultimately is going to ask the person who's seeking the injunction should the judge grant the injunction, how long they want the order in place. If they make a reasonable request, it's likely the judge is going to give them what they want.

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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