How to Keep Your Address Confidential on Order of Protection Forms
Why am I asked to include my address?
The court where you file your Order of Protection forms needs to know where to send orders and notices.
I don’t want my abuser to know my address. What do I do?
You can ask the Court to keep your address confidential.
How do I ask the Court to keep my address confidential?
You can write “confidential” in the space for your address on your Order of Protection forms.
Name: Jane Doe
City, State, Zip: Confidential
Telephone No.: message phone: 406/000-0000
What will happen if I write “confidential” into the form where my address should be?
The Court will decide how it wants to keep your address confidential. It may keep your address on file at the Court but keep it protected from the abuser. Or it may ask that you provide an alternate address to which it can send Court orders and notices. Or it may handle your request in a different way.
Is there a way I can always keep my address confidential?
If you have not already applied for a Temporary Order of Protection (TOP) and want to, you can find forms on this website to do that. You can download our write-in-the blank one and complete it by hand. Or, you can use our interactive form and answer questions online and then download a completed form and file it with the court.
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