If you are a survivor of domestic violence, you may be able to get a Domestic Violence Protection Order. You can get the forms from the court clerk or your local domestic violence program.
You can also use our do-it-yourself interview program, Washington Forms Online, to fill out the forms at WashingtonLawHelp.org.
If you are a Tribal Member or living in a Tribal Community or on a Reservation, you may have the choice of filing for a protection order in a State Court or a Tribal Court. Each Tribe's code and/or process may differ.
Contact the Tribal Court to learn more.
State court forms may not work in Tribal Court.
- If you are a survivor of domestic violence, you should also try to get help from your local domestic violence shelter. Shelters provide services such as safety planning, temporary shelter, legal advocacy, and counseling.
- To find the domestic violence shelter nearest to you, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233.
Generally, you may ask for temporary orders, such as restraining orders, at any time before your case is finalized.