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Restraining Orders in Colorado

How Our Boulder Family Lawyer Can Help

Restraining orders, known in Colorado as protection orders, are designed to keep individuals safe from potentially dangerous partners or former partners, including spouses, as well as stalkers and others who may pose a threat to your personal safety and the safety of your children or the public. A protection order is a legally enforceable document that requires the potentially dangerous individual to remain a certain distance away from the person who acquired the order, as well as children and other family members, when applicable.

The process of obtaining a protection order or temporary protection order (TPO) is somewhat complicated and can take a long time if not done properly. Having an experienced Boulder family lawyer on your side can help simplify and speed up the process. At Barre M. Sakol, P.C., we can help you seek the protection you need from a potentially dangerous partner or former partner. Additionally, we can help you navigate a situation in which you are falsely accused and facing a TPO.

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How to Obtain a Temporary Protection Order in Colorado

A TPO can grant relief for someone who is afraid for his or her safety in regards to their current or former partner, spouse, or stalker. If granted, a TPO prohibits the restrained individual from contacting you in any way, including by text, phone, email, mail, or via a third party.

Typically, in order to obtain a TPO, you must do the following:

  • File necessary paperwork with the Court (Verified Complaint or Motion for Civil Protection Order)
  • Convince the Court that the other person has hurt or threatened to hurt you, or;
  • Convince the Court that you are in imminent danger of abuse if the order is not granted
  • Provide specific details and information about the abuse/threats to the Court
  • File the Information Sheet for Registering a Protection Order
  • Complete further necessary paperwork if children are involved
  • Attend a hearing in which you will be asked further questions about the abuse/threats
  • Attend another hearing in which both parties can attend to determine whether the order should be made permanent

If you are the victim of domestic violence or stalking, a TPO can help you find the relief and safety you need. Our Boulder family lawyer can help you complete the necessary paperwork and prepare for your hearing in order to avoid possible delays. We have helped many clients in similar situations and have an in-depth understanding of the process. Barre is prepared to assist you with compassion, dedication, and professionalism every step of the way.

False Allegations & Protection Orders

While TPOs can be incredibly effective in securing an individual’s safety, they can also, unfortunately be abused. This is not altogether uncommon, especially in highly-emotional situations such as the dissolution of a marriage or instances of infidelity. Protection orders carry with them many serious and long-lasting ramifications that can be detrimental to your personal and professional life. If you have been wrongfully accused and have been served with a protection order that you feel is undeserved, our firm can help you fight for your rights. We can defend against permanent protection orders and work to ease the repercussions of a TPO.

Reach out to Barre M. Sakol, P.C. today at (720) 999-9506 to speak with our team about your case. We offer free case evaluations to all new and potential clients.

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