Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How long does an Oregon restraining order last?
Temporary restraining orders typically last until your court hearing date, which is usually within 14 days. If granted by a judge after this hearing, a final restraining order can last up to one year but can be renewed if needed. In some cases involving extreme risk protection orders or stalking protective orders, they may be indefinite.
How long does a stalking protective order last in Oregon?
In Oregon, a stalking protective order may be granted for an indefinite period. The duration of the order depends on the circumstances and the court's decision. It can be modified or terminated by the court upon request by either party, given a significant change in the situation.
How do I obtain an Oregon restraining order?
To obtain a restraining order in Oregon, you must file a petition with the Circuit Court in the county where you live or where the abuse occurred. You'll need to complete the necessary forms, provide detailed information about the abuser and incidents of abuse, and attend a hearing before a judge who will assess your request.
Can an Oregon restraining order be modified or terminated?
Yes, either party can request modifications or termination of a restraining order by filing appropriate paperwork with the court and attending another hearing before a judge who will consider whether circumstances have changed sufficiently to warrant changes.
Can a respondent fight against an Oregon restraining order?
Yes, if you are served with a temporary restraining order, you have the right to request a hearing before a judge within 30 days to contest its issuance. It is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney experienced in family law and divorce matters for guidance.
What happens if someone violates an Oregon restraining order?
Violating an Oregon restraining order is considered contempt of court and can result in criminal charges such as misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the severity of violation; this may lead to fines or imprisonment.
How long does it take to get an Oregon Stalking Order?
The length of time it takes to get an Oregon Stalking Order varies based on individual circumstances and court schedules; however, temporary orders can often be granted within 24-48 hours after filing your petition with proper evidence supporting your claim.
What types of restraining orders are available in Oregon?
In Oregon, there are three main types of restraining orders: Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) orders for domestic violence victims, Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act (EPPDAPA) orders for vulnerable adults, and Sexual Abuse Protective Orders (SAPO) for survivors of non-intimate partner sexual assault.
How do I obtain an Oregon stalking protective order?
To obtain a stalking protective order, you need to file a petition at your local circuit court, describing the stalking incidents and providing evidence of the behavior. After reviewing your petition, a judge may grant a temporary order, followed by a hearing to decide whether to issue a permanent order.
What is an Oregon stalking protective order?
An Oregon stalking protective order is a legal document issued by a court to protect a person from being harassed, intimidated, or followed by another individual. It aims to prevent further stalking behavior by the respondent (the accused stalker) and to ensure the petitioner's (the victim's) safety.

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