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Domestic Violence

Violencia intrafamiliar


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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