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Domestic Violence Protection Order

PROTECTION ORDER PROCESS

       

PRO SE

Goes to Room 304 of courthouse and obtains application materials
or
Downloads mandatory forms from http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/
or
Order on disk from Support Services Division, Office of the Administrator for the Courts, PO Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170.
(360) 705-5328
 

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Applicant completes application materials and returns them to room 304 where pleadings are generated on a computer
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Applicant takes completed OAC pleadings to room 304.

 

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Court employee files case, assigns court date and obtains judicial decision


 

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Court employee makes all copies and distrubutes copies to appropriate law enforcement agencies

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After a hearing court employee makes all copies and distrubutes copies to appropriate law enforcement agencies

       

ATTORNEY

Downloads mandatory forms from http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/
or
Order on disk from Support Services Division, Office of the Administrator for the Courts, PO Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170.
(360) 705-5328



 

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Attorney completes pleadings







 

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Attorney files case and then obtains court date in room 304 if Superior Court pleadings or from District Court if in that court.
Attorney obtains judicial decision
 

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Attorney makes copies and distributes copies to appropriate law enforcement agencies

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After a hearing attorney makes copies and distributes copies to appropriate law enforcement agencies