What protections can I get in a protection order?
An ex parte order or a final protection order can order the abuser to:
- not to restrain you or restrict your liberty (freedom);
- not to threaten, assault, bother, attack, or otherwise disturb you;
- not to contact you in any way;
- be excluded (removed) from your home (regardless of who owns the home);
- stay away from any place specified by the court;
- not have or buy a firearm; and/or
- do anything else that the judge believes is necessary for your safety.
- Note: The order can also give you temporary custody of any minor children for up to 90 days.1
Whether a judge orders any or all of the above depends on the facts of your case.
1 NE R.S. §§ 42-924(1); 42-925(1)