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A no contact order can have a significant impact on the lives of those impacted by them. A spouse impacted by a no contact order may be prohibited to returning to a family home and have their contact with their children limited, as well as be financially impacted. As a result, it is useful to be familiar with no contact orders and how they work.

A protective order, or a no contact order, is a temporary order that prohibits one party from doing certain things such as contacting the party requesting the order or returning to the family home. It can also place certain requirements a party such as requiring them to stay away from the party requesting the order and the family home. Protective orders can apply in situations of alleged family violence and to parties including current and former spouses; co-habitants and former co-habitants; intimate partners; relatives by blood or marriage; or children and parents.

Circumstances that may result in a no contact order include situations of alleged assault; sexual assault; battery; sexual battery; stalking; kidnapping; false imprisonment; or any other criminal offense that results in physical injury or death. It is possible to challenge temporary or permanent injunctions including protective and no contact orders.

Because of the damage injunctions may result in to the personal, professional and financial lives of those subject to them, parties impacted by no contact order should be familiar with the family law resources that can help them navigate the process. Those going through a divorce may face a variety of serious challenges the family law process can help them through.