Elder Abuse Restraining Orders
Restraining orders for the elderly act in the same manner as other restraining orders. They are meant to protect an elderly adult from anyone who may be physically or emotionally abusing them. Acquiring a restraining order can keep the abuser from being near the abused or force the abuser to move out of the abusee’s house.
Based on incidents reported, elders may be eligible for the following restraining orders:
- Emergency Restraining Order (EPO): For those who need immediate protection against an abuser. Can only be issued by a judge in response to a call by law enforcement. Judge can demand the abuser leave the home for up to seven days.
- Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): This type of order must be filed with the court and usually lasts up to a month, or until the court can hear the case.
- Permanent Restraining Order: Once a judge hears the abusee’s case, they may issue a permanent restraining order that lasts up to five years. These can be renewed should the threat continue beyond the initial period.
- Criminal Protective Order: Also known as a Stay Away order, this a criminal charge filed against the abuser.
If you are over the age of 65 and are the victim of neglect, abandonment, or any form of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, you may be eligible to apply for a restraining order. Contact King Law Firm Attorneys at Law now for a consultation.