Sometimes you can seek an urgent Temporary Protection Order, such as when you believe the normal process involved in obtaining a Protection Order will not protect you quickly enough. If your Application is heard on an urgent basis you can be in court before the Application has been served on the Respondent (the person you are seeking the Order against). The urgent Temporary Protection Order can be made and then served on the Respondent at the same time as your Application. A further court date will be allocated for the Application. If you do not require an urgent Temporary Protection Order, once your Application is filed it will be allocated a court date and then needs to be served on the Respondent. What happens as the Application progresses through the Court depends upon what the Respondent does. The Respondent can accept the Order being made, oppose the Order or seek for the matter to be adjourned to allow them to seek legal advice. If the Order is being opposed the matter will proceed to a Hearing.