Users' questions

How to obtain a protection order for someone?

How to obtain a protection order for someone?

Be clear with dates and times. Obtain all the relevant details of the person whom you want to be protected against, including his/her home and work addresses, telephone numbers and identity number. Ensure you have your identity document. Photos of the physical abuse.

When to apply for an interim protection order?

If the complainant is in need of urgent protection (such as where his/her life may be in danger), the magistrate must issue an interim protection order. An interim protection order is a temporary order that must be delivered to the respondent.

What happens if you disobey a protection order?

Important: If one disobeys the protection order, it must be reported to the police immediately with the copy of the protection order so that the respondent can be arrested and be brought before court. Only the Magistrate may release the arrested person as the Magistrate issues the warrant.

When does the police return a protection order?

The police or sheriff fills in the return of service form and returns it to the court when the interim protection order has been served on the respondent. It is important to note that an interim protection order has no force until it is served on the respondent.

When to ask for an order of protection?

You can ask the court for an order of protection against someone who has committed or may commit an act of domestic violence if you meet a “relationship requirement.” In other words, a judicial officer must find that you have one of the specific relationships listed below with the abuser:

Where can I get a restraining order against my ex boyfriend?

Visit the court house and request the clerk to provide you with the forms for the type of restraining order you wish to make. It may include Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) or Civil Harassment Order (CHO). If you’re getting a restraining order against your ex-boyfriend, you’ll request for domestic violence restraining order forms.

How to obtain a domestic violence protection order?

To obtain and enforce a Protection Order, a person experiencing violence or threats (known as the Petitioner) must complete the following general steps, which may vary by jurisdiction: Complete intake forms, file an initial petition and then wait to see a judge. In many cases, this first step can take a full day to complete.

Can a minor get an order of protection?

You cannot name the minor’s parent, guardian or the person who has legal custody as the defendant. Additionally, when the abuser is under the age of 16, you must serve the appropriate court paperwork, to the abuser and his/her parent, guardian or the person who has legal custody of the abuser.