A personal protection order is often referred to as a PPO and is an order of protection which is put in place by a circuit court. Used to protect you from physical or other forms of harassment, a PPO prohibits the person involved from coming near you or contacting you in any way. If you are granted a personal protection order in Kalkaska MI, the respondent (the person who the protection order is filed against) involved may not:
- Contact you in any way
- Enter your property or your work place
- Assault or wound you
- Harass or stalk you
- Remove any minor children from where you/they live unless their removal is part of court-ordered visitation
- Interfere with your efforts to remove your children or property
- Purchase or possess a firearm
There are two types of personal protection orders and two ways to issue them. The two types of PPO’s include a domestic personal protection order and a nondomestic personal protection order. Used under different circumstances, a domestic PPO is issued when you have or have had a personal relationship with the person such as ex-spouses or someone whom you have lived, with while the non domestic PPO is issued when you have not had a relationship with the person.
Issued in two ways, a PPO is issued after the respondent has been notified of the filing and a hearing has been held or without notification. When a PPO is issued without notifying the respondent, it is called a ex parte order.
Harris Law is here to help you. Whether you need help filing a PPO or assistance with other issues including estate planning, traffic offenses, criminal law or family law in Northern Michigan, let Harris Law assist you. If you believe you may be in need of a personal protection order in Kalkaska MI, don’t wait until it’s too late, protect yourself now. Contact us online or call us at 231.347.4444 for your free consultation.