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LGBTQ People & Orders of Protection in New York State Family Court

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What is a Family Court Order of Protection?

An Order of Protection is a court order signed by a Judge that requires your partner or ex‐partner (whether it’s your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, partner, buddy or any other way you define your intimate relationships) to stop threatening, harassing, assaulting, stalking, repeatedly contacting, or menacing you.

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