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Orders of Protection

Information and Forms

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  • Petition for Order of Protection Form (interactive)

    Before you use this form, please contact an advocate for information on how to stay safe. Advocates can also help with these forms. Find an advocate in your area by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. This form allows you to complete a State of Montana Order of Protection Petition. Interactive forms allow you to answer questions in an online interview. The computer uses your answers to fill in the forms. Then you print them. You can save and make corrections to your answers before printing. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Supreme Court
  • Petition for Order of Protection Forms (write-in-the-blanks)

    Before you use these forms, please contact an advocate for information on how to stay safe. Advocates can also help with these forms. Find an advocate in your area by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. Forms for seeking court-ordered protection in Montana. Write-in-the-blank forms allow you to print out a form, then write your information into the form with a pen. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Warning!

    An abuser can track your computer and Internet use. Use the "Hide Your Visit" tab at the right-hand side of the screen to leave this page immediately (you will be redirected to a search box.) If you are in danger, call 911; your local crisis hotline; the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence at 1-888-404-7794; or the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7223). Read on for information about using safer computers and helping keep your computer sessions private. Content Detail

    By:
    MontanaLawHelp.org
  • Brochure - Orders of Protection: Evidence

    A trifold brochure explaining how to admit evidence for an Order of Protection hearing. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Motion for Order of Protection Modification/Termination/Renewal/Earlier or Later Hearing (interactive form)

    Before you use this form, please contact an advocate for information on how to stay safe. Advocates can also help with these forms. Find an advocate in your area by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. This form allows you to complete a Motion for Modification or Renewal of a Montana Order of Protection. Interactive forms allow you to answer questions in an online interview. The computer uses your answers to fill in the forms. Then you print them. You can save and make corrections to your answers before printing. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Supreme Court
  • Orders of Protection: Evidence

    Information to help you understand what evidence a judge may admit during a hearing for an Order of Protection. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Orders of Protection: Representing Yourself

    Information to help you represent yourself at a hearing for an Order of Protection. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • How to Get an Order of Protection and Common Questions about Family Violence

    Answers to common questions about orders of protection and family violence. Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Law Initiative
  • Address Confidentiality for Orders of Protection

    A fact sheet about how to ask a Court to keep your address confidential when filing for an Order of Protection. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Brochure - Orders of Protection: Representing Yourself

    A trifold brochure explaining the basics of representing yourself at an Order of Protection hearing. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Order of Protection Hearings - Evidence

    Information on how petitioners should gather evidence in order of protection hearings. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Order of Protection Hearings - How to Represent Yourself

    Information about how to represent yourself at an order of protection hearing. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Safety Planning for Victims of Domestic Violence

    Information about creating a safety plan for domestic violence victims. It is a good idea to have a safety plan to keep you and your children safe if you are a victim of domestic violence. Make sure to have a safety plan for when you leave your abuser. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • Brochure: Safety Planning for Victims of Domestic Violence

    A trifold brochure outlining some basics steps that you can take to protect yourself from an abuser. Content Detail

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
  • How to Answer if You Get Sued

    What to do if you get sued and served with court papers. Read More

    By:
    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
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