What are my responsiblities?

You have certain responsibilities for not causing the PPO to be violated. For example you cannot invite the respondent to come over to your house, you cannot go to the respondent’s house, you cannot go with or meet the respondent for dinner. You cannot socialize with the respondent on any occasion, including birthdays and holidays. Additionally, you cannot intentionally appear at a location where you know this person will be, with the intent of then claiming a violation of the PPO. 

If you disregard or try to get around any of the Court’s no-contact provisions you could even be found in contempt of court. A PPO can provide you with security during troubled times. But it should not be abused or ignored.

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1. What is a PPO?
2. Is a PPO necessary?
3. How do I get a PPO?
4. How do I seek enforcement of my PPO if there is a violation?
5. What are my responsiblities?
6. What if I have other questions?