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Legal Statutes: New York

UPDATED August 17, 2016

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Part 4. Orders

back to topSec. 550. Temporary order of protection

(a) Upon the filing of a petition or counter-claim under this article, the court for good cause shown may issue a temporary order of protection which may contain any of the provisions authorized on the making of an order of protection under section five hundred fifty-one.

(b) A temporary order of protection is not a finding of wrongdoing.

(c) The court may issue or extend a temporary order of protection ex parte or on notice simultaneously with the issuance of a warrant directing that the respondent be arrested and brought before the court pursuant to section five hundred twenty-six of this article.

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, an order of protection, or temporary order of protection where applicable, may be entered against a former spouse and persons who have a child in common, regardless of whether such persons have been married or have lived together at any time, or against a member of the same family or household as defined in subdivision one of section eight hundred twelve of this act.
(Added L.1972, c. 970, § 2; amended L.1981, c. 416, § 7; L.1984, c. 948, § 2; L.1988, c. 706, § 3; L.2008, c. 326, § 2, eff. July 21, 2008.)