Legal Information: Alabama
Updated: February 11, 2022
What types of elder abuse protection orders are there? How long do they last?
There are two types of elder abuse protection orders: ex parte orders and final orders.
Ex parte orders are temporary orders that do not require the abuser to be notified beforehand. They last until the court hearing on a final order.1 To get a temporary ex parte order, you must show that you are in danger of likely, future harm.2
A judge issues a final order after notice to the abuser and a court hearing. A final order is permanent unless the judge directs otherwise.3
1 Ala. Code § 38-9F-7(b)
2 Ala. Code § 38-9F-8(b)
3 Ala. Code § 38-9F-8(e)
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