Temporary Protective Orders
1) Hearing - Ex parte, before a judge
2) Standard - Preponderance of the evidence that there is reasonable grounds to believe that abuse has occurred (petitioner must testify under oath).
3) Duration - 7 days, but can be extended to a maximum of 6 Months
4) Relief available - No contact, vacate residence, child custody decided, seizure of weapons, prohibited presence from certain locations.