Q: If there is an existing CPO, can the order be dropped and terms of the CPO be rolled into a temporary divorce order?
Can the parameters of the protection still be enforced if in a temporary divorce order?
A: Yes, these two documents, Civil Protection Orders sometime continue through the divorce proceeding. However, the Civil Protection Order is a "stand alone document," and doesn't need a divorce proceeding to survive. The statute says that after the first continuance of the CPO, you can get it extended to a year and so on. Good Luck!
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