What is the process to obtain a protective order?
  • Step 1 - Fill out the application. To obtain an application you can either come in person to our office or call and we can send an application to you by email.
  • Step 2 - If you qualify for a protective order, we will schedule an appointment for you to come and meet with a staff member and prepare an affidavit.
  • Step 3 - An Assistant County Attorney will present the application for a protective order, that includes the affidavit, to a Judge. If the Judge determines that there is a clear and present danger, they will sign a Temporary Ex-Parte Protective order.
  • Step 4 - The respondent must be served a copy of the application for a protective order, affidavit, and Temporary Ex-Parte Protective Order.
  • Step 5 - The case is set on a court docket for a Judge to determine whether to enter a Final Protective Order.

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1. What is a protective order?
2. What is family violence?
3. Do I qualify to get a protective order through your office?
4. What is stalking?
5. What are the terms and conditions included in a protective order?
6. Who can I get a protective order against?
7. Do I have to make a police report or press criminal charges to get a protective order?
8. How much does it cost to get a protective order?
9. What is the process to obtain a protective order?
10. What is the difference between a Temporary Ex-Parte Protective Order and a Final Protective Order?
11. How long does it take to get a protective order?
12. Do I have to go to court?
13. How long does the Final Protective Order last?
14. How do I apply?