After you file the Petition, the court may enter a Temporary Protective Order and will schedule a hearing. The court will also tell law enforcement to serve (deliver papers to) the defendant with copies of the:
- Petition you filed.
- Temporary Protective Order and information about the court hearing.
- The 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.