Will I see the judge when I file?

The judge will review your petition. The judge may require you to appear before granting a Temporary Order of Protection. If granted, the judge will issue a Temporary Order of Protection, and a date will be set for a hearing on the petition within 20 days. At the hearing, all parties will have an opportunity to be heard by the judge. The judge may grant the petition of an Order of Protection for a specific time period or deny it.

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1. Can I keep my address confidential?
2. Will I see the judge when I file?
3. Can I file a petition for an Order of Protection to protect my property?
4. How much does an Order of Protection Cost?
5. When does my Temporary Order of Protection go into effect?