FAMILY LAW TRACK | Primer on Orders of Protection

Presenter: Judge Michael D. Burton, 21st Judicial Circuit Court, St. Louis 

This program focuses on orders of protection – what is necessary to obtain an ex parte and full order; different requirements when parties are family/household members or not; available relief; evidentiary issues; impact of an order on the parties; renewal and dismissal considerations – for a thorough primer on the subject. This will be followed by a description of the 21st Judicial Circuit's approach to enforcing full orders of protection through compliance dockets and the contempt process.