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Getting a Personal Protection Order

 

UPDATED: September 3, 2013 

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What is a PPO?

Getting Your PPO

(inc. Court Forms)

Serving Your PPO PPO Violations Other PPO Sites

 


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Getting Your PPO

 

Who can get a PPO?

  1. Anyone who has been physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a current or former spouse, a family member, a domestic partner, the other parent of your child, a current or former roommate, or a current or former person in a dating relationship. (This is called a "domestic PPO".)

     

  2. Anyone who has been "stalked" --- repeatedly harassed to the point of being terrorized, intimidated or threatened. (This is called a "stalking PPO".)

 

Can a PPO be issued for a minor?

Yes and No. A minor cannot get the PPO in his or her own name. An adult must be appointed by the court as a "Next Friend" for a minor under 17 years of age (or a legally incapacitated person). An unemancipated minor cannot get a PPO against his/her parent.

 

Can a PPO be issued against a minor?

Yes and No. Michigan now allows PPOs to be issued against a minor --- someone under 18 years old. [See Forms CC 375M and 377M.] But a parent cannot get a PPO issued against his/her own unemancipated minor child. Don't forget: many of the same "no contact" protections that you can receive through a PPO can be added as bond or probation conditions if the minor is prosecuted for assaultive, destructive, harassing or stalking behavior.

 

Where can I get a PPO?

A "do-it-yourself" PPO packet, containing instructions and all necessary forms, is available in the Eaton County Courthouse, 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, MI 48813, at the County Clerk's Office (1st floor) and the Circuit Court Clerk's office (2nd floor). [Here are directions and maps to the Eaton County Courthouse.]

 

Where can I get help to fill out the PPO forms?

The Circuit Court Clerk's staff are not lawyers, and are prohibited from giving legal advice on how to fill the forms out, what to include, etc. The staff cannot assist you beyond explaining internal procedures of the court.

Some domestic violence organizations (such as Eve, Inc. (End Violent Encounters) hold clinics to assist with PPO paperwork. Contact local women's shelters in your area or local legal aid organization to see if they provide this service.

Your local Prosecuting Attorney may also be able to help review your papers, and may suggest additional information that you should include. In mid-Michigan, contact:

 

Help Eaton County
Who Eaton County Circuit Court   Eaton County Prosecuting Atty's Office
Ass't Prosecuting Atty: PPO Specialist
Where Eaton County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
1045 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, MI 48813
  Eaton County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
1045 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone (517) 543-7500, ext. 4335
 
  (517) 543-4801
When Mon - Fri
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
  Call for an appointment

 

Help Ingham County
Who Ingham County PPO Office
(A grant-funded program of the Council Against Domestic Assault)
  Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney
Victim Unit
Where PPO Office
Veteran's Memorial Courthouse
313 W. Kalamazoo St., 1st Fl
Lansing, MI 48933
  Grady Porter Building
303 W. Kalamazoo St., 4th Fl
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone (517) 483-6545   (517) 483-6108 / 6256
E-mail ppooffice@excite.com    
When Mon.-Fri.: 8am-Noon & 1pm-5pm    
Other
Help
    Circuit Court Clerk
(517) 483-6500

Warren Foundation
(517) 484-5050

 

 

IMPORTANT:
Before you file for a PPO in Eaton County,
please review our Circuit Court's
"Guide to Personal Protection Orders".

 

What forms are used?

You will use several forms, depending on what you are trying to do and your relationship with the abuser. The forms are listed below. Click on the form name to see an image of it.

 

NOTE #1:
The PPO forms (below) are provided only to show you what each looks like & what information you must include. Your court might not accept a print-out of the SCAO forms from this web site. If so, when you file for your PPO you may have to use the ORIGINAL forms the court clerk gives you.
 
IF YOUR COURT LETS YOU USE A PRINTED-OUT FORM, MANY OF THE PDF DOCUMENTS LISTED BELOW HAVE FILL-IN-THE-BLANK FIELDS. JUST TYPE IN THE REQUIRED INFORMATION & CHECK NECESSARY BOXES, AND PRINT IT ALL OUT!
(Use the Tab key to go from field-to-field.)

 

NOTE #2:
Some of the PPO forms available below are in PDF format. If you cannot view them, download & install the free Acrobat Reader.

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LOCAL FORMS
Type of Form When to Use
Eaton County Circuit Court PPO Office: PPO Guide  icon-acrobat Read this before you fill out or file your forms.
Eaton County Circuit Court PPO Office: Petitioner's Legal Obligations  icon-acrobat  
Eaton County Circuit Court PPO Office: Petitioner's Verified Statement  icon-acrobat File this completed form with your PPO Petition (see State-Wide Forms, below).
Eaton County Sheriff's Department:
information sheet
Descriptive information about the person who you want restrained, which will be included in the information entered into L.E.I.N. system.
Petition & Order to Appoint Next Friend
[Eaton County Circuit Court form]
If you need a PPO for a minor, the minor cannot file on his/her own behalf. The Court must appoint a "next friend" (who can be one of the minor's parents) to represent the minor.
STATE-WIDE FORMS
Type of Form When to Use
Instructions for Personal Protection Orders icon-acrobat State Court Administrator's Office (SCAO) instruction booklet.
Petition for Personal Protection Order (Domestic Relationship)(CC 375)  icon-acrobat If you & the person you want restrained have a 'domestic relationship' (spouse or former spouse; current or former household resident; child in common; dating relationship).
Personal Protection Order (Domestic Relationship)(CC 376)  icon-acrobat Companion form to CC 375 ... becomes the actual Order signed by the Judge. You must fill out the informational boxes at the top (items "A" through "D").

Petition for Personal Protective Order Against a Minor (Domestic Relationship)
 (CC 375M)   icon-acrobat

If you and the minor you want restrained have a 'domestic relationship' (current or former household resident; child in common; dating relationship).
Personal Protection Order Against a Minor (Domestic Relationship)
(CC 376M)  icon-acrobat
Companion form to CC 375M ... becomes the actual Order signed by the Judge. You must fill out the informational boxes at the top (items "A" through "D").
Petition for Personal Protection Order Against Stalking (Non-Domestic Relationship)(CC 377)  icon-acrobat If you want an order to restrain another person from stalking or harassing you and you do not have a domestic relationship with this person.
Personal Protection Order Against Stalking (Non-Domestic Relationship)
(CC 380)  icon-acrobat
Companion form to CC 377 ... becomes the actual Order signed by the Judge. You must fill out the informational boxes at the top (items "A" through "D").
Petition for Personal Protection Order Against Stalking by a Minor (Non-Domestic Relationship)
(CC 377M)  icon-acrobat
If you want an order to restrain a minor from stalking or harassing you and you do not have a domestic relationship to this person.
Personal Protection Order Against Stalking by a Minor (Non-Domestic Relationship)
(CC 380M)  icon-acrobat
Companion form to CC 377M ... becomes the actual Order signed by the Judge. You must fill out the informational boxes at the top (items "A" through "E").

Petition for Personal Protection Order (Non-Domestic Sexual Assault) (CC 395) icon-acrobat

 

 

 

Use this form if you want an order to restrain a person over the age of 18 from sexually assaulting you or threatening to sexually assault you, you do not have a domestic relationship with this person, and that person has: (1) previously been convicted of a sexual assault against you, or (2) subjected you to, threatened you with, or placed you in reasonable apprehension of sexual assault, or (3) previously been convicted of furnishing you, a minor, with obscene material, or (4) if you are a minor and this person has furnished you with obscene material.

  
Petition for Personal Protection Order Against a Minor (Non-Domestic Sexual Assault)  (CC 395M)icon-acrobat

If you want an order to restrain a person under the age of 18 from sexually assaulting you or threatening to sexually assault you, you do not have a domestic relationship with this person, and that person:

1) is subject to an order of disposition or other adjudication based on a sexual assault against you,

or

2) has subjected you to, threatened you with, or placed you in reasonable apprehension of sexual assault,

or

3) is subject to an order of disposition or other adjudication based on furnishing you, a minor, with obscene material,

or

4) has furnished you, a minor, with obscene material.

Personal Protective Order (Non-Domestic Sexual Assault) (CC 396)icon-acrobat

 

 

Companion form to CC 395... becomes the actual Order signed by the Judge. You must fill out the informational boxes at the top (items "A" and "B")

Personal Protective Order (Non-Domestic Sexual Assault) (CC 396m)icon-acrobat

 

Companion form to CC 395m... becomes the actual Order signed by the Judge. You must fill out the informational boxes at the top (items "A" and "B")
Notice of Hearing on Personal Protection Order
(CC 381)  icon-acrobat
If you did not request an ex-parte order, or the judge refuses to issue an order without a hearing.
Order Denying or Dismissing Petition for Personal Protection Order
(CC 383)  icon-acrobat
Order signed by the judge if your petition for PPO, or proofs in a contested hearing, do not merit issuance of a PPO.
Motion & Order to Dismiss Action for Personal Protection Order(CC 378)  icon-acrobat If you do not want to continue with your Motion for a PPO and the order has not yet been signed by the Judge. (This form is rarely used.)
Motion to Modify, Extend or Terminate Personal Protection Order(CC 379)  icon-acrobat If you want to change the terms of, extend the duration of, or dismiss a PPO that has been signed by a Judge. The Respondent can use this form to try to change the terms of, or dismiss, the PPO.
Order on Motion to Extend / Terminate PPO
(CC 385)  icon-acrobat
Companion form to CC 379 ... filled out by the Judge when the Petitioner or Respondent changes the terms of, or dismisses, the PPO.
Motion and Order to Show Cause for Violating Personal Protection Order
(CC 382)  icon-acrobat
Use if the Respondent (i) has been served with the PPO, (ii) has violated the PPO, (iii) has not been arrested by the police for the violation, and (iv) you want the court to order him in to court to answer to a contempt charge.
Order After Hearing on Show Cause for Violating Personal Protection Order
(CC 382A)  icon-acrobat
Companion form to CC 382 ... filled out by the Judge after a show cause hearing claiming that the respondent violated the PPO.
Order After Hearing on Violating Personal Protection Order
(CC 384)  icon-acrobat
Companion form to CC 382 ... filled out by the Judge after an evidentiary hearing on whether the respondent violated the PPO.
Proof of Service
(CC 386)  icon-acrobat
Use this form after the defendant has been served with a copy of the PPO.
THIS FORM MUST BE FILED WITH THE COURT AFTER THE OTHER PARTY IS SERVED!

 

IMPORTANT:
By using the "do-it-yourself" Personal Protection Order, YOU ARE CHOOSING TO REPRESENT YOURSELF IN A LAWSUIT. You have involved the Court, so YOU MUST FOLLOW THE COURT's RULES!! If you miss a required step, or fail to properly and completely fill out required forms, the Order you get from the Court could be ineffective, and you could remain unprotected.

 

Can I fill out PPO forms on-line?

Call your County's Circuit Court Clerk to find out. Some courts may insist that you use their SCAO forms packets, or local forms.

Most of the forms listed above are in PDF, and have fill-in-the-blank fields. (Use the Tab key to go from field-to-field.) The forms include instruction notes on which sections you must fill out. Check-boxes can be checked and unchecked, as needed. You can save your work and reopen the form. When you are done, print it off.

 

Can I get a PPO right away, or do I have to wait for a hearing?

If you are in immediate danger, you may request an "ex-parte" order, which will take effect immediately without a hearing and without advanced notice to the other party. If you want an ex-parte order, you must convince the judge with specific facts contained in your motion that you are in danger of immediate and irreparable injury, harm or damage (injury that cannot be repaired by a court order after the injury happens) if the PPO is not issued. "Ex-parte" PPOs do not require a court hearing, unless the defendant requests a hearing to modify or terminate the order.

"Non-emergency" PPOs will require a hearing in front of the circuit court judge before the PPO will be issued. At this hearing, the judge will listen to testimony by witnesses regarding what has happened that necessitates a PPO.

 

What facts do I have to include in the papers?

The facts that you include in the PPO application are very important! Tell the Judge what your relationship is with the respondent, and what has happened recently that makes you need a PPO ... in short, tell why you need to be protected. The forms give you very little room to include facts, but you can attach additional pages. Include detailed facts to support your need for a protection order.

 

What information and documents should I bring when I file for the PPO?

If you can support the facts with evidence, do it! Attach:

  • information or documents that support the facts --- police reports, medical records, reports from social agencies, photographs (of injuries or property destruction), affidavits or notarized written statements from witnesses to the events you describe in your motion, etc.
  • proof of domestic relationship --- marriage license, child's birth certificate or affidavit of parentage, lease agreement, etc.
  • court documents --- complaint for divorce, annulment or separate maintenance papers, divorce decree, custody orders, lease agreement, etc.
  • descriptive information about the person to be restrained, such as name, home address, place of employment, date of birth, Social Security number, driver's license number, and physical description (hair color, eye color, height, weight, tattoos, scars, etc.).

 

Will the person who is being restrained see everything I file, including where I am living?

A copy of your motion and anything you attach to your request for the PPO will be given to the person you want restrained. If you do not want to include your home address or phone number in these documents, tell the Court Clerk who assists you. She can help you fill out an edited version of the documents with that personal information deleted, which will be served on the defendant. However, you still must give the court a contact address so the Court can send notices to you.

 

Do "domestic relationship PPOs" and "non-domestic relationship PPOs" require the same facts or information?

No. "Non-domestic" relationship PPOs require clear facts proving "stalking", before a PPO can be issued (i.e., more than one incident or threats, harassment, etc.). "Domestic" relationship PPOs can be issued after a single incident.

 

The Respondent is a law enforcement officer, or is licensed to carry a gun. Is he treated differently?

A law enforcement officer or person licensed to carry a gun has no special protections against a PPO petition.

NOTE: You must advise the Court if the person you are trying to restrain is a law enforcement officer or person who must carry a weapon as a condition of employment! Check the appropriate box in item #2 of either PPO Petition form (CC 375 or CC 377). As of July 1, 2000, a Respondent's employer must be notified immediately if a PPO is issued against a person who is identified in pleadings as a law enforcement officer! Also, the County concealed weapons licensing board must be notified if a PPO prohibits a Respondent from owning or purchasing firearms.

 

How much does a PPO cost?

There is no filing fee for PPOs. However, the cost of serving a copy of the PPO on the restrained person (which is the petitioner's responsibility) may vary depending on who does it.

 

What happens at the Courthouse when I file for the PPO?

  1. Pick up a copy of the PPO packet and all other forms from the Eaton County Circuit Court Clerk's office, 2nd Floor, Eaton County Courthouse, 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, MI 48813. (517) 543-7500, ext. 255.

    Fill out the appropriate PPO Petition [either Form CC 375, CC 375M, CC 377, or CC 377M]. If you are alleging that the respondent is stalking you, don't forget to check the appropriate box(es).

    Re-read your forms and attachments. Are they complete? Do they fully and accurately tell the Judge what the respondent has done and why you need a PPO? If you are alleging that he is stalking you, do your facts prove the legal definition? Do the forms list all affected people who should be protected by the PPO (you, your children, your work location, etc.)?

     

  2. Bring these completed documents to the Eaton County Circuit Court Clerk's office. A deputy clerk will look the papers over and assign a Judge and a case number.

     

  3. If you are asking for an ex-parte(emergency) order, the clerk will bring the papers to the Judge's office. The Judge must personally review the papers. You may have to wait a while, depending on the Judge's court schedule that day.

     

  4. If the Judge signs your ex-parte order, his staff will bring the paperwork back to the Clerk's office for filing. The Clerk will give you certified copies and will send one to the police department where you live. [If the Judge refuses to sign the Order, he will state his reasons in a memo in your file.]

     

  5. It is now your responsibility to serve the respondent with a copy of your Complaint and Motion for a PPO, all documents supporting your request, and the Court's PPO order.

 


 

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