What happens if the protective order requires that the petitioner change address and the petitioner didn’t want to cooperate? 8 Answers as of July 11, 2014

A protective order requires that the petitioner/respondent change their address and employment when applicable. If a specific party does not do this what are the consequences and how can it be reported?

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Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
The consequences are possible jail time. How it is reported is up to the holder of the protective order. They can go to the police, the D.A. or, if applicable, the defendant's probation officer.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/11/2014
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
If the court order requires the person to do something and that person chooses not to, that person can be found in contempt of the order and could go to jail.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 7/11/2014
Michael J. Harris, Attorney at Law
Michael J. Harris, Attorney at Law | Michael Harris
Petitioner's cannot be ordered to do these things. A respondent can, and violation of a court order is punishable by contempt or a criminal charge, fines, and jail time. Sounds like you need to meet directly with an attorney to figure out what is going on.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 7/11/2014
Law Office of Linda K. Frieder
Law Office of Linda K. Frieder | Linda K. Frieder, Esq.
Notify the DA who handled the case or call the police.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/11/2014
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You file a contempt motion and the judge schedules a hearing.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 7/10/2014
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    You would report it to the police. The prosecutor will bring charges and he could receive jail time.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/10/2014
    Law Office of James E. Smith
    Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
    That would be contempt of court. It would be put before the Judge in a motion for an order to show cause why he should not be held in contempt.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 7/10/2014
    Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
    Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
    This would typically be reported by the non-offending party to the court that ordered the protective order. If one part is not following the terms of the order the court can hold that party in contempt and subject that party to fines or even jail time.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/10/2014
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