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Domestic Violence

Violencia intrafamiliar

IMPORTANT COURT INFORMATION

If you are planning on filing the Petition for Order of Protection from Domestic Abuse on your own, please look up the specific district court HERE.

  • Hours of operation.  Many courts are closed during the lunch hour, or stop taking paperwork before the court closes so it can be processed before 5 pm that day.
  • Court address to make sure you go to the right court.  Many towns have a district court, a magistrate court and a municipal court.  Only the District Court has the Order of Protection forms available and is also the only court where you can file for an Order of Protection.
  • Whether the court has a self-help center where court staff may be able to provide you with some basic information, such as the correct legal forms.  Self-help center staff is not able to give you legal advice.
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