In a stressful situation the client may not be aware if the respondent has a firearm or not. To prevent any doubts and fear there is now an option for the clients to ask the courts to have the respondent surrender any weapons. There are some questions the petitioner will be asked to determine the…

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If the court entered an Order to Surrender and Prohibit Weapons at the full hearing then the respondent will likely be ordered to appear for a compliance review hearing.  You do not need to appear at the compliance review hearing but have the right to do so, especially if you have specific concerns about the…

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If the court has ordered the respondent to surrender firearms based on an Order to Surrender and Prohibit Weapons (Issued without Notice), the police may or may not confiscate the firearms upon service of the temporary order.  It is critically important for you to be aware that this may be the first time that the respondent learns…

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