What Are Child Protection Orders? How Can They Help?

child protection ordersYou have probably heard of protection orders, especially if you are somebody who was in an abusive relationship with an ex-spouse. But what are child protection orders and how do they work? How can they help in your time of need if you want what is best for your child?

The child protective order helps prevent an abusive parent from coming within a certain radius of a child. These orders will state specific things; for instance, they might tell an abuser to stay at least 100 feet away from the child. You might wonder what these orders entail.

Child Protection Orders

Every case is different when it comes to protective orders, of course. This means that each order will be different, but some of the subject matters covered include the following:

Contact: In most cases, the protective order will require the parent to stay a certain distance away from the child. For instance, the parent might not be able to visit the child at home or school. There might be no communication, such as the parent not being able to call on the phone at times. 

Visitation: Visitation rights might be limited or denied in some cases until certain measures have been met.

Counseling: Abusive parents might have to take counseling before they are able to see a child again. These counseling sessions might be mandatory, as well as rehabilitative measures and more.

If you are considering a child protective order for a child in your life, you might wonder how long it will last. These are a bit like temporary restraining orders and could last 90 days to a few years. No matter what, you want to have protections that you and your family deserve during this time. At the Montes Law Firm, we are here for you. Call us for more information on your case.