The county prosecutor or attorney general, when involved in paternity actions, may request a restraining order on behalf of the child. WHAT IS THE COST? Filing fee is $110.00 (plus possible local surcharge) but may be waived. Additional costs can include copy, service and attorneys fees.
How long does a restraining order last in WA state?
Washington protective order laws allow for 24-day temporary orders, which may be extended as needed, and orders of protection lasting as long as one year (which also may be extended).
How long does a no contact order last in Washington state?
Duration of order: Stalking Protection Order: 14 days for a temporary order; Stalking Protection Order duration is then determined by the court for a fixed period of time or permanent. Stalking No-Contact Order: 5 years for a final Stalking No-Contact Order.
What proof do you need for a restraining order?
Anyone seeking such an order must be prepared to present some evidence in addition to their own written statements and testimony in Court. This standard means that the Court must see photographs, text messages, e-mails or any other physical evidence that can support claims made by the Petitioner.
How much does a restraining order cost?
It does not cost anything to file for an order of protection. Many orders of protection cases are handled without a lawyer however it can often be helpful to have one represent you in court.
How hard is it to get a restraining order?
Restraining orders can prevent an abuser from coming near you or contacting you. Fortunately, they are not difficult to request. All you need to do is gather evidence of the abuse or threats and go to the courthouse to complete some forms. The court clerk should be more than happy to help you.
What is the difference between a restraining order and a no contact order in Washington state?
Both forms of legal action prohibit contact by one party to the other. One of the main differences is that restraining orders often last up to one year and are temporary. No-contact agreements are binding contracts that can be removed only by the district attorney or the judge who is working the case.
What types of restraining orders are there?
There are two types of restraining orders:
- Violence Restraining Order (VRO) where there is no family relationship between the applicant and the respondent.
- Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO) for persons in a family relationship.