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The Domestic Relations Court is here to support persons seeking protection from their abusers. While you can file on your own, an attorney may help you through the Court process and protect your best interest. You may also benefit from speaking to a local advocate about resources and how to stay safe before, during or after filing a case with the Court.
Filing for a Civil Protection Order
If you have been physically injured or have been threatened with physical injury by a family member, an intimate partner or someone you have dated in the past year, you can file for Civil Protection Order at the Domestic Relations Court.
- You can begin the process to file for a Civil Protection Order (CPO) HERE.
- All forms are completed on a computer.
- You can start the process at any safe place, but the Court has many computers you can use during regular business hours too.
- Regular business hours 8:30 a.m. - Noon and 1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. HOWEVER, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE FINISHED SUBMITTING YOUR CPO BY 3:30 P.M. TO HAVE YOUR HEARING THE SAME DAY.
- If you submit the forms from somewhere outside the Court, please come to the Court within three (3) business days to finish and have your emergency hearing.
- ALL REQUESTS FOR A CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER WILL HAVE AN EMEΟRGENCY HEARING.
- Note: You will be asked to show the staff a valid state ID or driver's license. If your abuser has taken your ID, please let the staff know.
You may contact the Domestic Violence Public Coordinator at (937) 496-6859, for further details.
Video explaining Civil Protection Order
English Version: Artemis Center CPO Court Video (English)
Spanish Version: Artemis Center CPO Court Video (Spanish)
THERE ARE NO FEES TO FILE FOR A CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER.
IF YOU ARE SAFE AND WANT TO START THE FORMS NOW, CLICK HERE.
Do you need an Interpreter on your case?
Please contact the Court, by calling 937-225-5819. The Court Operations’ Specialist will be happy to arrange for an interpreter to assist the party at the hearing. Interpreters may be provided in person or via telephonic communication. Pursuant to Local Rule 4.03, if the need for an interpreter is no longer required, please call the number above to cancel or re-schedule the service.
Compliance with the American Disability Act for SERVICE ANIMALS
The Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court accommodates service animals - animals individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability – in public areas and courtrooms. Please note, in accordance with Local Rule 4.03, individuals may be asked to remove emotional support animals or disruptive service animals from the premises.