How to Modify a Protection Order

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By: Bill Henry
PublishedAug 19, 2020
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If you’ve been accused of domestic violence and instructed to follow a protection order, your life has just become incredibly complicated. Learn how to modify a protection order so you can resume some of your daily life routine.

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How to Modify a Protection Order

Unless a protection order is modified, you cannot have contact with your spouse or partner, and you cannot return home. The court must facilitate and grant a request to modify – which is something that can be done.

What Can be Changed

There are two provisions of the protection order that typically can be lifted.

  • the no-contact provisions
  • the vacate the home of the protected party provisions

What the Changes Mean

Modifying the no-contact provision means you can have full contact with your partner.

If the protection order is completely modified, you can go home.

Temporary or Permanent Modifications?

Sometimes the court will only be willing to modify for limited contact for a certain period of time. And, of course, there are certain steps that you can take to assure the court it’s safe so they can further modify it.

That is another thing that an attorney can help facilitate.

Get Help with a Protection Order Modification

If you’d like to talk to an attorney about possibly modifying the protection order against you, call 303-688-0944. You can also schedule your meeting online.

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