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1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.

Can my children be protected by an order?

Can my children be protected by an order?

Children are often included on protection orders whether they were directly harmed by the domestic violence or not. If you and the respondent have children in common, please be aware that the court will consider as part of its ruling, what kind of contact the respondent should have with the minor children. The court will want to know from your petition and any other sources whether your children have experienced abuse directly and/or if the respondent has exposed them to any abuse directed towards you.