What are protection orders under Domestic Violence Act?
Protection orders under the Domestic Violence Act are legal provisions aimed at protecting individuals who are victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as any form of physical, emotional, sexual, or economic abuse that takes place within the context of a domestic relationship, such as between spouses, cohabitants, family members, or partners.
Protection orders are issued by a court of law and are designed to provide immediate and long-term safety for victims of domestic violence. They may include a variety of provisions, such as:
Restraining the abuser from further abuse or contact with the victim
Requiring the abuser to leave the shared residence
Prohibiting the abuser from possessing firearms
Awarding temporary custody of children to the victim
Ordering the payment of temporary support to the victim
Protection orders are enforceable by law, and anyone who violates the provisions of a protection order can face criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment. The purpose of a protection order is to provide a safe and secure environment for the victim and to hold the abuser accountable for their actions.