At the full hearing, the victim will explain to the judge why a CPO is necessary to protect her/him from further harm.(The victim should bring any documentation of abuse to this hearing including witnesses, police reports, hospital/physician reports, etc.)If the victim fails to appear at the hearing, the judge will not grant a CPO.
Examples include isolating a person from family and friends, making threats, hurting pets, destroying property, manipulation, displaying weapons, etc.
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Examples can include kissing, grabbing, intercourse, forcing a person to perform sexual acts in which they do not wish to participate, pressuring a person to not use safe sex methods, etc.
In regards to the child(ren), a judge may grant temporary custody, order child support and establish a visitation schedule.
If one of the parties of a CPO files a divorce action against the other party, temporary custody awarded in the CPO will remain in effect until the divorce court issues a custody order.– A Civil Stalking Protection Order is similar to a civil protection order.