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If you are seeking a protection order from the court because you are the victim of harassment, stalking, or domestic violence, then contact the attorneys at Mills & Anderson to discuss your case. Our Las Vegas Protective Orders Lawyers are experienced in helping the victim of these serious crimes. We can help you with filing the protection order applications, navigating through the court-related procedures, and creating a safety plan. We can also explain the pros and cons of seeking the order of protection because these orders should be reserved for the most serious of cases. For less serious cases, we can help you understand important alternatives to seeking a protection order.
As experienced family law lawyers in Las Vegas, we can also help you with all of the other aspects of your case involving child support, child custody and the division of property in a divorce case. If a temporary protection order against domestic violence, stalking or harassment was filed against you – then visit our Information Center for the Respondent in a TPO Case.
Before you file or respond to a TPO application you should understand that everything in the application or response is a public record. In many background checks, an employer will discover whether the applicant has sought or received a TPO. Additionally, the petitioner must declare under penalty of perjury under the Laws of the State of Nevada that he or she has read the statements contained in the application and knows the contents thereof, and believes them to be true and correct.
If you need an attorney for a case involving a temporary or extended temporary order of protection against domestic violence, stalking or harassment, then contact an experienced Las Vegas family law attorney at Mills & Anderson to discuss your case. We represent clients throughout Las Vegas and the surrounding areas of Clark County including Henderson and North Las Vegas, NV. Call (702) 386-0030 today to discuss your case.
Where is the Protection Order Filed?
A “petition for a temporary protective order” involving domestic violence can be filed in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Clark County, NV.
To petition for a temporary protective order against stalking or harassment by people who is not domestically related, then the petition can be filed in the Las Vegas Township Justice Court. Although the judges in the Las Vegas Justice Court can issue Temporary Protective Orders Against Stalking or a Temporary Protective Orders Against Harassment, the cannot issue a Temporary Protective Orders Against Domestic Violence.
Types of Orders for Protection
Nevada law has developed a complicated maze of statutes for different types of orders for protection including:
- Order for Protection Against Domestic Violence – the order for protection against domestic violence is a civil order that provides protection for the petitioner and the petitioner’s minor children against future acts of domestic violence;
- Order for Protection Against Stalking – a civil order for protection against stalking between people not domestically related;
- Order for Protection Against Aggravated Stalking – a civil order for protection against any act of aggravated stalking between people not domestically related;
- Orders for Protection Against Harassment in the Workplace – a civil order obtained by an employer for protection from the respondent while in the workplace;
- Orders for Protection of Children – civil order to protect minors (children under the age of 18 years old) from harm from relatives and non-relatives; and
- Orders for Protection Against Sexual Assault – a civil order of protection from any person who has allegedly sexually assaulted the petitioner regardless of whether the petitioner was in a domestic relationship with the adverse party.
Protection Order Against Domestic Violence in Clark County, NV
In Clark County, Nevada, the temporary protective orders against domestic violence are issued by the District Court/Family Division. The person that petitions the court for the TPO is called the Petitioner. That person can file the petition with or without an attorney. The application is submitted to the Family Violence Intervention office located at 601 N. Pecos Rd., Las Vegas, NV.
If the Court grants the Temporary Protective Order Against Domestic Violence, then it is automatically forwarded to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division. The Sheriff through the deputies in that office is then responsible for serving the order as long as there is an address with which to serve the Respondent. The Respondent is the person that must respond to the allegations made in the TPO petition by the Petitioner.
Order of Protection Against Stalking in Clark County, NV
For a temporary protective order against stalking or harassment between individuals that are not “domestically related,” the petition is filed in the Las Vegas Township Justice Court. The judges in the Las Vegas Justice Court can issue Temporary Protective Orders Against Stalking and Harassment. The judges in the Las Vegas Justice Center cannot, however, issue Temporary Protective Orders Against Domestic Violence.
TPO Against Harassment in Clark County, NV
Just like in stalking cases, if the temporary protective order (TPO) involves allegations of harassment between individuals who are not domestically related, then the petition must be filed in the Las Vegas Township Justice Court. The judges in the Las Vegas Justice Court can issue Temporary Protective Orders Against Stalking and Harassment. The judges in the Las Vegas Justice Center cannot, however, issue Temporary Protective Orders Against Domestic Violence.
Serving the TPO (Temporary Protective Order) Against Domestic Violence – Visit the website for the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office in Clark County for information on serving the TPO Against Domestic Violence in Las Vegas, NV, or the surrounding areas throughout Clark County. The Sheriff’s Civil Division is responsible for serving the Temporary Protective Order (TPO) Against Domestic Violence after it is granted by the District Court judge in the Family Division of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Clark County, Nevada. The Sheriff through the deputies in that office is then responsible for serving the order as long as there is an address with which to serve the Respondent. The Respondent is the person that must respond to the allegations made in the TPO petition by the Petitioner. The website also provides information on serving a Protection Order Against Domestic Violence or a Stalking/Harassment Order coming from out-of-state.
Protection Orders Overview – Supreme Court of Nevada – Visit the website for the Supreme Court of Nevada to find an overview of protective orders. The website contains the approved standardized forms for the mandatory or voluntary issuance of temporary or extended protection orders for protection against domestic violence. Forms in ADKT 269 was approved on December 5, 2008. The application and Domestic Violence Protection Order Forms are provided in fillable Adobe PDF format and as regular PDF files. Also find information on the history of the Protection Order Forms Committee formed under the auspices of the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada (JCSN) which made changes to the standardized protections order forms based on newly enacted legislation. The Protection Order Forms Committee examines all standardized protection forms for sexual assault, harm to minors, workplace violence, harassment, aggravated stalking, stalking, and domestic violence.
Nevada’s Fictitious Address Program for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault – Learn more about applying to Nevada’s Secretary of State for a fictitious address as part of Nevada’s fictitious address program for domestic violence victims under NRS 217.462–.471. In many cases, the request for Nevada’s Secretary of State to issue the person a fictitious address can be based on the submission of the temporary restraining order or protective order after an incident of domestic violence or sexual assault.
Finding a Protection Order Attorney in Las Vegas, NV
If you are the petitioner or the respondent in a Temporary Protective Order Against Domestic Violence, Stalking or Harassment, then contact an experienced divorce lawyer at Mills & Anderson. We have experience representing both men and women in these actions. We understand how to present the case to the judge so that the court understands the facts of the case and can make a good decision. We are also experienced family law attorneys who can help our clients with any other issues in the case involving child custody, child support, paternity or divorce.
Our attorneys also represent both the petitioner and the respondent in an effort to modify or dissolve an existing temporary or extended protective order. Upon a motion by either party, the court can decide to extend a temporary protective order or dissolve the protective order.
Call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case. Call (702) 386-0030 today.