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What do I do during the Temporary Order?

You and anyone protected by the order must do what the order says. For example, if the Protective Order permits defendant to enter a residence or building one time with law enforcement to retrieve work clothes or personal items, you must follow those directions. You should also gather evidence and witnesses to tell the court about the elder abuse. The information could include:

  • Information about the elder abuse.
  • People who know about the elder abuse.
  • Information that shows the vulnerable elder is unable to protect himself or herself from abuse as a result of a mental or physical condition, or because of a personal circumstance that results in an increased risk of harm to the vulnerable elder.

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