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Civil Stalking Protection Order - Ohio

Civil Stalking Protection Order Form. This is a Ohio form and can be used in General Montgomery County (Court Of Common Pleas) .
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FORM 10.03-G: HOW TO OBTAIN A CIVIL STALKING PROTECTION ORDER OR CIVIL SEXUALLY ORIENTED OFFENSE PROTECTION ORDER These instructions are intended to assist you in preparing the Petition for a Civil Stalking Protection Order or Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Order, which can only be heard by the court of common pleas in your county. Throughout the Petition you are called Petitioner and the person you are filing this Petition against is called Respondent. SOME HINTS BEFORE YOU BEGIN x x x x x x All forms must be typed or printed. When you print your name on the Petition, use the same name you use when you write your signature. Write your name and Respondent's name the same way throughout the Petition. Fill out the Petition as completely and accurately as possible. If you have any questions about completing the Petition, ask the Clerk of Court's office for assistance or contact your local domestic violence program or the Ohio Domestic Violence Network at 800-934-9840. Under federal and state law no fees may be charged to obtain a protection order. FILLING OUT THE PETITION: Mark each instruction below after you read and complete it On the front page, leave the "Case No." line and "Judge" lines blank. The Clerk of Court's office will fill in this information. On the top left-hand side of the front page, fill in the requested information about yourself. If you do not want your present address to be known, write "confidential" in the space for your address, but list someone else's address where you can receive notices from the Court. Also on the top left-hand side of the front page, fill in the requested information about Respondent as best you can. You may use Respondent's work address if you do not know Respondent's home address. If you do not know Respondent's date of birth, leave that line blank. Do not attempt to obtain this information unless it is safe to do so. Paragraph 1: If you are filing the Petition on behalf of yourself, mark the first box. Paragraph 2: If you are filing the Petition on behalf of a family or household member, mark the box and fill in their name(s) and the other information requested in the chart. You may attach additional pages if you need more room. Paragraph 3(a): State the date(s) of the incident(s) that caused you to file the Petition. Exact date(s) is not necessary; approximate time frame may be sufficient. If you are requesting a civil stalking protection order due to stalking, provide a brief description of the pattern of conduct (two or more instances) that caused you to believe that the Respondent will cause physical harm or cause mental distress to you or another family member. (NOTE: Petitioner and/or Respondent need not be related in any way for Petitioner to obtain the protection order.) If you are aware of any prior convictions of the Respondent for menacing by stalking or similar offenses, or prior convictions of Respondent for any sexually oriented offenses, list what information you know about those convictions. You may attach additional pages if you need more room to complete your description. Paragraph 3(b): State the date(s) of the incident(s) that caused you to file the Petition. Exact date(s) is not necessary; approximate timeframe may be sufficient. If you are requesting a civil sexually oriented offense protection order due to a sexually oriented offense, you do not have to provide a description of a pattern of conduct. A brief description of what happened that caused you to request the protection order will be enough. (NOTE: Petitioner and/or Respondent need not be related in any way for Petitioner to obtain the protection order.) If you are aware of any prior convictions of the Respondent for menacing by stalking or similar offenses, or prior convictions of Respondent for any sexually oriented offenses, list what information you know about those convictions. You may attach additional pages if you need more room to complete your description. Paragraph 3(c): State the date(s) of the incident(s) that caused you to file the Petition and request electronic monitoring of the Respondent. Exact date(s) is not necessary; approximate timeframe may be sufficient. If you are requesting electronic monitoring of the Respondent, describe the nature and extent of the Respondent's conduct before the filing of this Petition that puts you or your family or household members' health, welfare, or safety at risk. Also describe how the Respondent presents a continuing danger to you or your family or household members. Paragraph 4: Indicate the action you want the Court to take by marking the boxes next to the numbered paragraphs that apply to your situation. FORM 10.03-G: HOW TO OBTAIN A CIVIL STALKING PROTECTION ORDER OR CIVIL SEXUALLY ORIENTED OFFENSE PROTECTION ORDER Amended: July 1, 2010 Discard all previous versions of this form American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com [Page 2 of Form 10.03-G] Paragraph 4(f): Write any special court orders you believe would help protect you and your family or household members. Paragraph 5: Be sure to mark the box next to Paragraph 5 if you need an emergency ("ex parte") protection order. Paragraph 9: List ALL present or past court cases or investigations that involve Respondent. This includes all criminal, divorce, custody, visitation, and any other case that may have a bearing on the safety of you or your family or household members. Write the case name, the court, the case number, and the outcome of the case, if known. You may attach additional pages if you need more room. SIGNING THE PETITION Try to fill out the Petition before you go to the courthouse. AFTER YOU HAVE FILLED OUT THE PETITION, TAKE IT TO A NOTARY PUBLIC TO HAVE YOUR SIGNATURE NOTARIZED. DO NOT SIGN THE PETITION UNLESS YOU ARE IN FRONT OF A NOTARY PUBLIC. An employee of the Clerk of Court's office may be available to take your oath. FILING THE PETITION After you have your signature notarized, file your Petition at the Clerk of Court's office. The Clerk of Court's office will tell you when and where your ex parte hearing will take place. FEES Under federal and state law, you cannot be charged any costs or fees for filing and obtaining a protection order. FORM 10.03-G: HOW TO OBTAIN A CIVIL STALKING PROTECTION ORDER OR CIVIL SEXUALLY ORIENTED OFFENSE PROTECTION ORDER Amended: July 1, 2010 Discard all previous versions of this form American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com CASE NUMBER(S) _________________________ _________________
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