What protections can I get in a protection order?
A protection order can:
- order the abuser to avoid all personal contact with you;
- order the abuser to move out of and/or stay away from your home, business, school or other locations;
- order the abuser to stop all harassing, threatening and violent behavior;
- order temporary custody and/or visitation;
- order temporary child support;
- order the abuser to attend counseling;
- order parenting classes by the Dept. of Social Services;
- order the abuser to surrender all firearms, and bar him/her from buying or transporting firearms;
- order the abuser to do anything else you ask for and the judge agrees to.1
Whether a judge orders any or all of the above depends on the facts of your case.
1 SDCL § 25-10-5