Order of Protection

Temporary Order of Protection 
A Temporary Order of Protection is an order, signed by a judge, which restricts or prohibits the Respondent from contacting you, a Temporary Order of Protection is good for 20 days.  

If you are seeking a Temporary Order of Protection, this website has information to guide you through the legal process and answer some of the questions you may have.
 

Person Requesting the Order of Protection


You are the petitioner. The Petitioner is the person alleging abuse and asking for protection. The respondent is the person you are asking the court to protect you from. A Temporary Order of Protection is an order, signed by a judge, which restricts or prohibits the Respondent from contacting you. Generally, a Temporary Order of Protection is good for 20 days. 

To check the eligibility requirements for a Temporary Order of Protection, please click here
     
Temporary Order of Protection Information:
Order of Protection Information Sheet

Petition for Order of Protection

Email the Department
 
  1. Orders of Protection Clerk
    Phone: (406) 657-3074