06. Personal Protection Order Defense


Personal protection orders (PPO’s) are granted rather liberally because judges cannot take chances when a person’s safety is on the line. However, the sad fact is that many people use them as a strategic weapon to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody case. 


The court allows for someone to object to a personal protection order, but the timeline to object is very brief. Many respondents to a PPO action do not take steps to fight the PPO. This can lead to difficulty in communications regarding the children, employment issues, and other negative impacts to the respondent. You will want an attorney to properly defend you at your hearing.