Here at CourtReference, we spend a lot of time looking at court systems, so we get to see types of courts in some states that you may not have in your state – yet. Courts that specialize in a particular area of the law have been around for a long time. Examples are Family Court, Juvenile Court, Tax Court, and Probate Court.
But in the past few decades, courts that specialize in a single type of case have evolved. These highly specialized courts may be a separate court, or a division or program of court of more general jurisdiction. … Read More
Last month I published Beyond the Paperwork: Practical Advice for Obtaining a Protection Order on this blog site. This month, as promised, I would like to address some strategies for defending against an order of protection.
As noted in my previous article, there can be grave consequences if a protection order is filed against you. For the purposes of this post, consider a “protection order” the same as a restraining order or no-contact order; the terminology changes depending on your jurisdiction and your relationship to the petitioner.
Protection orders must be issued by a court and are designed to prevent … Read More