Domestic Abuse Protection Order

Domestic Abuse Protection Order

A substantial amount of personal information is helpful in completing the protection order forms.  The Information Worksheet (DC 19:27), is not required, but might help you to gather that information.

Domestic Abuse Protection Order Forms and Frequently Asked Questions

Before beginning the protection order process, please read the following information:

 

Domestic Abuse Protection Order Forms

Each of the Protection Order types requires that three forms be completed. The forms and the instructions to complete them are listed below:

  1. Praecipe (DC 19:1), Instructions (DC 19:1(a)) — The praecipe is how you ask the court to give notice to the respondent (the person you are seeking protection from).
  2. Social Security Information Form (DC 6:5(12)), Instructions (DC 6:5(12a)) — This form provides confidential social security information to be kept in a private section of the court file.
  3. Petition (DC 19:8), Instructions (DC 19:8A) -  The Protection Order Form Guide listed in the section above may provide assistance.  — The petition and affidavit is how you request the protection order and provide the personal information and details about what happened to the court.

Modification

If you currently have an active Domestic Abuse Protection Order from the court and would like to change one or more of the protections that you were originally granted by the judge, complete and file the “Request for Modification” below:

Renewal

If you currently have an active Domestic Abuse Protection Order from the court, and it is within 30 days of the expiration date of the original or otherwise modified protection order, and you would like to renew the order for one year, complete the forms below:

Dismissal

If you have an active Domestic Abuse Protection Order from the court and would like to have the order dismissed (canceled), complete and file the “Motion to Dismiss” using the form below: