Temporary Protective Orders

Protection Order Overview

You can learn about the different kinds of protection orders and get answers to some basic questions here.

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How to Apply for a Domestic Violence Protection Order

You can find forms and learn about the process to file for a protection order here.   

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If You Were Served with a Domestic Violence Protection Order

If you were served with a domestic violence restraining order, visit this section to find out your options and what happens next.

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How to Extend, Change, or Cancel a Protection Order

You may want to extend the protection order, change the terms of the protection order, or cancel it completely.  You also might want to contest a decision the hearing master made in your case.  If so, visit this section to find the forms needed and the steps to take. 

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What to Do if the Adverse Party Violates the Protection Order

If the adverse party violates the terms of the protection order, visit this section to learn what you can do.

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