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Domestic Violence State Forms

Victims of domestic violence have many resources to turn to for help. One way to protect themselves from further abuse is to file a protective order. A protective order will protect a victim by allowing him or her to call police to arrest the abuser. However, before a victim may obtain a protective order, he or she must file certain paperwork with state court. Below you will find links to the proper forms for each state.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

  • DV forms for the State of North Dakota are not currently online. Find the court clerk and request a petition for a protection order.

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • DV forms for the State of Wyoming are not currently online. Contact the civil clerk at your local courthouse.

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, an important first step is to call your local police. To learn more about filing a domestic violence lawsuit and other resources for victims, visit Findlaw’s Stopping Domestic Violence section. 

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