There are three basic types of orders designed to protect or keep individuals separated from one another in cases of violence or the threat of violence to an individual.
A No Contact Order can apply to anyone who is not eligible for a protective order. Often it is used in a criminal case and prohibits someone from contacting or telephoning another person.
A Workplace Violence Restraining Order is for violence or threats of violence in the workplace. Restraining orders are typically filed in a civil case.
Protective Order is an order used in cases of family or relationship violence. The forms are designated for Adult Protection or for Protection of a Child. When using the website to search for the form, please indicate the relationship of the parties.
To file a protective order the following information is required:
- Date of Birth for both the Petitioner and the Respondent
- Social Security Number is helpful
- Valid address to serve the Respondent
Forms are available at the Hancock County Clerk’s Office or may be downloaded using the State’s Website listed below. A Cover Sheet and the appropriate Protection Order Form should be completed.
To seek protection or get additional assistance contact Alternatives Inc. at the 24-hour hotline 1-866-593-9999.
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