Where can I get help to fill out the PPO forms?

The Circuit Court Clerk's staff are not lawyers, and are prohibited from giving legal advice on how to fill the forms out, what to include, etc. The staff cannot assist you beyond explaining internal procedures of the court. Some domestic violence organizations (such as Eve, Inc. (End Violent Encounters) hold clinics to assist with personal protection order (PPO) paperwork. Contact local women's shelters in your area or local legal aid organization to see if they provide this service. Your local Prosecuting Attorney may also be able to help review your papers, and may suggest additional information that you should include.

Eaton County

  • Eaton County Circuit Court
    Eaton County Courthouse
    1045 Independence Boulevard
    2nd Floor
    Charlotte, MI 48813
    Phone: 517-543-7500, ext. 4335
  • Legal Advocate
    Phone: 517-543-4606
  • Personal Protection Order (PPO) Unit
    Phone: 517-667-0091
  • Hours:
    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Barry and Eaton Counties with legal advice, and provides support through the criminal justice process. All services provided are free, including court accompaniment, referrals to community resources, assistance with PPOs, information and assistance on child custody and divorce. Read the Safe Place Victim Advocacy Program brochure (PDF).

Legal advocates and PPO advocates can only offer guidance and support, but cannot provide legal advice or representation.

Ingham County

  • Ingham County PPO Office
    Grady Porter Building
    313 W Kalamazoo Street
    3rd Floor
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Phone: 517-483-6545
  • Ingham County Sheriff
    Domestic Violence Support
    630 N Cedar Street
    Mason, MI 48854
    Phone: 517-676-8285
  • Circuit Court Clerk
    Phone: 517-483-6500
  • Warren Foundation
    Phone: 517-484-5050

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1. Who can get a PPO?
2. Can a PPO be issued for a minor?
3. Can a PPO be issued against a minor?
4. Where can I get a PPO?
5. Where can I get help to fill out the PPO forms?
6. Can I get a PPO right away, or do I have to wait for a hearing?
7. What facts do I have to include in the papers?
8. What information and documents should I bring when I file for the PPO?
9. Will the person who is being restrained see everything I file, including where I am living?
10. Do "domestic relationship PPOs" and "non-domestic relationship PPOs" require the same facts or information?
11. The Respondent is a law enforcement officer, or is licensed to carry a gun. Is he treated differently?
12. How much does a PPO cost?
13. What happens at the Courthouse when I file for the PPO?