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How and When to File a Temporary Protective Order


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One of the most important tools in the fight against domestic violence is the temporary protection order, or TPO. There are different types of family violence protective orders available in Georgia. These orders are meant to protect the people named therein; as such, when violations result in a criminal charge. If you are considering filing a protective order in Atlanta, here is what you should know. Types of Orders There are two types of protective orders in Georgia. A temporary ex parte order protects you from an abuser before you go to court. This is an order...

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