What Effect Does an Order of Protection or an Injunction Against Harassment have?
The Judge has the authority to:
• Order one party to not commit acts of
• Grant one party exclusive possession of residence (only
on an Order of Protection).
• Order one party to not go near the residence,
place of employment, school, or other specified locations of the other party.
• Order other relief as necessary to protect the alleged victim or other
persons. Adults living at separate addresses will not normally be included
unless they are present and requesting to be included.
The Judge does
not have the authority to render custody orders, order parties to obtain
counseling, resolve property disputes, or fashion an Order of Protection
affecting any visitation rights. These types of relief are appropriate for
review by the Superior Court.