What information and documents should I bring when I file for the PPO?

If you can support the facts with evidence, do it! Attach:

  • Information or documents that support the facts - police reports, medical records, reports from social agencies, photographs (of injuries or property destruction), affidavits or notarized written statements from witnesses to the events you describe in your motion, etc.
  • Proof of domestic relationship - marriage license, child's birth certificate or affidavit of parentage, lease agreement, etc.
  • Court documents - complaint for divorce, annulment or separate maintenance papers, divorce decree, custody orders, lease agreement, etc.
  • Descriptive information about the person to be restrained, such as name, home address, place of employment, date of birth, Social Security number, driver's license number, and physical description (hair color, eye color, height, weight, tattoos, scars, etc.)

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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?