Most folks are aware that the Michigan Legislature has provided for personal orders in cases of domestic violence or stalking. After years of effort, women’s groups finally succeeded in gaining strong and automatically enforceable relief to protect them. Although certain organizations have worked to undermine these protections, they continue and continue to be expanded.
Our State Legislators recently expanded the “PPO” (Personal Protective Order) statute to prohibit the use of family pets as weapons of domestic abuse. Individuals who threaten harm to a pet as a means to exert control over a spouse/partner can now be blocked from doing so by means of a PPO.
Contact one of the family law specialists at Cunningham Dalman PC to learn more about how these orders work and how to obtain them.