What Paperwork you Need to File a PPO

Before you start:

When you submit your PPO Petition to the court, you are opening a public court case and the petition is NOT confidential. The other party can see anything you include on the forms, including your name, address, phone number, and statement.

You need to know what type of PPO you must file for.  There are three types of PPOs and each type has its own forms if minor children are involved.  There is also an additional form to fill out if the person needing protection is an adult under a legal guardianship.  If you are filing against a minor (which means you are filing against a child between the ages of 10-17) or you are filing on behalf of a minor (which means you are filing to protect someone less than 18 years old), or if the person needing protection is under a legal guardianship, please click on PPOs involving minors and legally incapacitated persons.

Domestic PPOs:

If you are filing to protect yourself (or filing on behalf of a minor child or a legally incapacitated person to protect that person) against another adult:

 

 AND if the person needing protection:

 

  1. Lives with or has lived with the person being filed against at any point in time OR

  2. Has dated or is currently dating the person being filed against OR

  3. Is or was married to the person being filed against OR

  4. Has a child together with the person being filed against. 

Click Here.

Non-Domestic PPOs:

If you are filing to protect yourself (or filing on behalf of a minor child or a legally incapacitated person to protect that person) against another adult:

 

 AND if the person needing protection:

 

  1. Has NEVER lived with the person being filed against.

  2. Has NEVER had a dating relationship with the person being filed against.

  3. Has NEVER been married to the person being filed against.

  4. Does NOT have a child together with the person being filed against.

  5. This matter does NOT involve a sexual assault or a threatened sexual assault.

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If any of these are false then you should be filing for a different PPO.  If one or more of 1-4 are false, scroll back up to Domestic PPO and click on the link.  If 5 is false, scroll down to Non-Domestic Sexual Assault PPO and click on the link. 

Non-Domestic Sexual Assault PPOs:

If you are filing to protect yourself (or filing on behalf of a minor child or a legally incapacitated person to protect that person) against another adult who has sexually assaulted or threatened to sexually assault you (or the person you are filing on behalf of) and you (or the person you are filing on behalf of) have never lived with that person, never had a dating relationship with that person, never been married to that person, and do not have a child together, then please click here.

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