Seeking a protective order in Colorado is not as difficult as some make it out to be. Protective orders are legally binding documents that help to protect those who seek the order against others in their lives. In today's post, we will discuss protective orders in Colorado and what they entail for those seeking protection.
Relationships are a special part of life. They involve significant others, family members, friends and acquaintances. Relationships can take an ugly turn when domestic violence and abuse is present. It can be difficult for victims of domestic violence to ask for help and to find the courage to leave. So, how do you recognize the signs of domestic violence in Colorado Springs?
Victims of domestic violence, or any other violent crime, have a right to obtain a restraining order in an effort to protect themselves. This goes for those who are being stalked or otherwise abused by someone. The process to acquire a restraining order is cut and dry in Colorado and we will lay it out for you in today's post.
Domestic violence, unfortunately, happens quite often. In 2016 alone, more than 18,000 people in Colorado complained to the police about a domestic violence incident.
A domestic violence accusation can cause serious problems for a Colorado resident. In some cases, for example, a father accused of domestic violence could be barred from seeing his children and living in his home. It could also result in an arrest and detainment in jail.
A new law dealing with stalking and domestic violence is in force now in Colorado. With more than 18,000 domestic violence reports in Colorado last year, a new law was needed. However, it was one specific case that prompted the law.
When people are accused of domestic violence, the focus is often on punishing those individuals. This usually means time in jail and similar measures.
Which is sadder to think about: (1) The fact that countless men and women around the United States are being victimized by domestic violence; or, (2) the fact that victims could make the violence stop at the touch of a button if they knew about the resources available to them, right now? The fact is, no one needs to put up with any kind of domestic violence, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, family law attorneys and countless other programs are available to offer information and guidance in this regard.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1150 into law the first week of May this year. Both the Colorado House and Senate had voted unanimously to pass the bill.
If you are in a volatile marriage or intimate relationship — or even if you aren't but suspect that your partner is capable of falsely accusing you of domestic violence — you need to be proactive about the situation.