After you file your Petition, the court may enter a “Temporary Protective Order” and schedule a hearing. The court will also tell law enforcement to serve or deliver papers to the defendant with copies of the:
- Petition you filed.
- Temporary Protective Order and information about the court hearing.
The court hearing should happen within 5 to 15 days from when you filed the Petition, if law enforcement can find the defendant.
Caution: The Temporary Protective Order does not go into effect until the defendant has received this paperwork
from law enforcement.