A victim protective order (VPO) in Oklahoma is a civil court order that’s designed to stop violent or harassing behavior and protect a victim and victim’s family from an abuser. The civil legal protection from a VPO applies to both male and female victims. A VPO is just a court order. A victim must still take steps to protect themselves.
What A VPO Can’t Do
The VPO must be served on the defendant before it can be of any help. So, be sure to have an accurate address of the abuser/stalker/harasser when filling out the VPO paperwork. A VPO cannot award custody, mandate a visitation schedule, award financial assistance, award child support, or award property. However, during a VPO hearing, the judge can help facilitate an emergency agreement to stabilize children pending the filing of a divorce and facilitate an agreement for supervised visitations.
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