How long does it take to get a protective order?

Each case is different, but the application process can take as little as a day or up to a few weeks depending on the facts and required documentation. Once a protective order is filed it will take a minimum of two weeks. However, it can take longer if we are unable to locate and serve the respondent or if the court date is reset.

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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?