What are the guidelines for obtaining an Emergency OP? 2012-09-17T20:50:36+00:00

Each case is unique, and the judge will always have the final decision. However, there are a few factors that the judge will look for:

  • Abusive or threatening incident within the past 3 business days or so
    • Incidents can include verbal attacks, threats of harm, harassment, stalking, or physical abuse.
    • Incidents do NOT need to have been reported to the police
  • History of such behaviors that are escalating
  • Fear that the abuse would escalate if the Respondent knew you were taking legal action.