Protection From Abuse
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Do-It-Yourself Request for Interpreter
If you don't speak or understand English very well, you can ask the court for an interpreter. Use this tool to draft a form to ask the court to get an interpreter for you. You can also use this tool to draft the form you use to ask someone to review the court’s denial of your request for an interpreter.
Personal Protection Order Violations and Enforcement
Enforcing your Personal Protection Order (PPO) is important to your safety. Some people will obey the terms of a PPO. Others will see if they can get away with violating some of the PPO terms. Read this article to learn about PPO violations and enforcement.
Minors and Personal Protection Orders
If you are under 18 years old, you can ask the court for a personal protection order (PPO). You can also get a PPO against someone who is a minor. But, in both of these situations there are special steps you must follow. Read this article to learn about the PPO process when the petitioner or respondent is a minor.
Defending Against a Personal Protection Order
Having a Personal Protection Order (PPO) against you can be damaging. If someone has a PPO against you, you can file a motion to ask the judge to change or end it. Read this article to learn about the consequences of having a PPO against you and what you can do about it.