Q: Is it typically for 2 years after in place?

A:  David's Answer:  This depends on whether you're in criminal court or Family court. If you're in Family Court, then yes, the "typical" order of protection is 2 years. If there are aggravating circumstances, then it may be as long as 5 years. That said, if the parties settle, then typically the "settled" order s only for 1 year.   -- David Bliven, Westchester Family Law attorney (www.blivenlaw.net)