Orders of Protection

When the relationship is going downhill fast: Protect yourself and never yell or curse. Always act as though there is a video camera watching and recorder recording. You never know, you may be being set up! At the first sign of real trouble, lock yourself in the bathroom and call 911. Protect yourself by keeping a daily diary of where you are and who was there. Pay for everything by electronic means (i.e., credit cards), and save the receipts to prove where you were and when.

Please be aware that since the writing of the articles found here, the legislature has amended the laws so that many more offenses are now included in Article 8 of the Family Court Act, and many more people now have standing to bring the petition. They have opened the flood gates.