An order of protection is a tool commonly used when an individual wants to keep him or herself and/or children away from a potentially dangerous or abusive partner and/or parent. These orders are justified in cases in which a partner and/or parent is actually abusive or dangerous.
However, there are circumstances in which an order of protection could simply be used to make a former spouse or partner look bad in the eyes of the court. This can have huge implications when it comes to matters of divorce, child custody and child support.
If you have been hit with an unfair order of protection, there are some strategies you can use to protect your rights and best interests. Here are a few tips:
For further guidance on how to defend your rights when an order of protection has been placed on you, consult a knowledgeable Minnesota divorce and family law attorney with Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.
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