May I request additions to the protective order?

Upon request, the judge may make additions to a protective order.  Depending upon the circumstances involved, the judge may stipulate any of the following:

Eviction of the respondent from a residence shared by the petitioner.  Unless the protective order specifically calls for an eviction, it is not an eviction notice.  If both are listed on a lease or mortgage, the respondent cannot be evicted until the permanent protective order hearing.

An order may be issued for the Sheriff's Department to accompany the petitioner to the shared residence to collect emergency belongings.

An order may be issued for the respondent to pay child support or maintenance payments to the petitioner if the petitioner and respondent are married and have not filed for divorce.

The petitioner, respondent or both may be required to attend counseling, including domestic violence education.

Department or Board / Council / Commission: