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Do I have to go to court?

  • When you file your Petition, the court will set a court hearing date that should happen within 5 to 15 days.
  • You must go to the court hearing.
  • If you, your minor child, or the child legally in your care do not go to the next hearing, the court could cancel your Protective Order, or give defendant what the defendant asks for, such as custody of the children or possession of the home.

If you need help going to court, see “What if I do not understand how to do this?”

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