PPO Information

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A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is an order from the court that restrains a named individual from certain actions. A petition must be filed with the 37th Judicial Circuit Court. A PPO is effective when signed by the judge and is enforceable anywhere in the United States by any law enforcement agency until the expiration date which is included in the order. A PPO takes precedence over any existing custody or parenting time order until the PPO expires, or is amended or terminated.

Confidential Address:
If you are unsure if the Respondent knows your address, you may list your address as “Confidential” on the Petition and the Verified Statement. Please note that the Petition and Verified Statement are public documents. There is a good chance that the Respondent will get a copy of the Petition and Verified Statement.

What is a Personal Protection Order?

Which form do I use?

How do I get a PPO?

What happens next?

When is a PPO enforceable?

Hearings for PPO



What to do if the Respondent has a PPO against you?

Submitting Evidence for the Petition and/or Motions

Right to an Attorney

Applying for a PPO- Next Friend

Applying for a PPO - Allegations in PPOs

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