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How to Get a Temporary Protective Order

Authored By: Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc LSC Funded
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A temporary protective order (TPO) is a document issued by a court to help protect you from someone who is abusing, threatening or harassing you. The order will require the abuser to stay a certain distance away from you, your home and your work. The abuser will be prohibited from contacting you in person, by email, by telephone, by mail and through a third party. The court can also order the abuser to stay away from your children if the court feels the abuser poses a risk to your children. This document will walk you through the process for getting a Temporary Protective Order from the court.

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Last Review and Update: Aug 28, 2012