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Protective & Restraining Orders

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Oregon Family Law Facilitators

Family Law Facilitators can help litigants in family law matters by providing educational materials, court forms, basic information about court procedures, referrals to agencies and other services, and limited assistance in completing forms. A facilitator is not an attorney and is unable to give legal advice.

Animation: Overview of Protective Orders in Oregon

Animated overview of Protective Orders (also known as restraining orders) in Oregon

Video: Overview of Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) Restraining Orders

Video with information about what a Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) Restraining Order is, who can get one and why, and how to get it.

Video: Preparing for Court When Your Restraining Order is Contested

Video with information on what to do for your court appearance when your restraining order is contested.

How to Get a Stalking Protective Order in Oregon

Information about how to get an order to help protect you or your children from stalking.

FAPA Hearing Checklist

A brief overview of how to prepare for a contested Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) restraining order hearing.

How to Get a Sexual Abuse Protective Order

How to get a Sexual Abuse Protective Order (SAPO). A SAPO is a court order that requires someone who sexually assaulted you to stop contacting you and stay a reasonable distance away from you.

Video: Custody and Parenting Time in Restraining Orders

Video with information on how to deal with custody and parenting time when you have a restraining order against the other parent of your children.

FAPA Restraining Order Process

A chart illustrating the Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Order process in Oregon.

How to Get an Order to Protect Elderly Persons or Persons with Disabilities from Abuse

Information about orders available to help protect seniors and people with disabilities from abuse.

Links to Court Forms and Information for Respondents in a Restraining Order Case

Links to instructions and forms for respondents in contested Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) restraining orders.

Information for Respondents in a FAPA Restraining Order

Information on what to do if you were served with a Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Order.

How to Get a Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Order

Information about Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) Restraining Orders to help protect you from domestic violence.

How to Get a FAPA Restraining Order in Multnomah County

Detailed information about how to get a Family Abuse Prevention Act restraining order in Multnomah County.

How to Prepare for Your Contested Restraining Order Hearing

How to prepare for a hearing if your restraining order or order of protection is being contested.

What to Do if Your Restraining Order is Violated

If you have a restraining order or a protective order and you live in Oregon, you can enforce your order by reporting violations to the police. Information for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking in Oregon.

EPPDAPA Protective Orders - A Guide for Advocates

Information that is intended to be particularly helpful for advocates who assist survivors.

A Legal Guide for Oregon Advocates

A reference tool for advocates who work with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking survivors in Oregon.

Accessibility to Oregon Courts

Information about requesting accommodation for disabilities in order to use the state court system's services or facilities.

How to Serve (Deliver) Legal Papers in Oregon

The person who files a legal matter must make sure that notice of the case is “served” (or delivered to) the other side. This booklet tells you how, where, and when to do it, who can do it, and why.

Self-Help Resources and Links from the Oregon Judicial Department

This page has links to resources for users who want to learn more about the law and courts, or want to represent themselves in a legal matter. Self-help information is not legal advice. To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult an attorney.

Video: Overview of Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) Restraining Orders

Video with information about what a Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) Restraining Order is, who can get one and why, and how to get it.

Video: Preparing for Court When Your Restraining Order is Contested

Video with information on what to do for your court appearance when your restraining order is contested.

Video: Custody and Parenting Time in Restraining Orders

Video with information on how to deal with custody and parenting time when you have a restraining order against the other parent of your children.

Information and Resources about Public Health and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for concerned Oregonians.

Get Notified when Your Protection Order is Served

A voluntary electronic system notifies the petitioner when an Order of Protection (FAPA, EPPDAPA, etc.) has been served.

OJD Family Law Website

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) Family Law Website provides information about family law services and resources in Oregon, and offers statewide forms for use in family law proceedings. The website includes information, forms and resources for domestic violence, stalking, and elder abuse survivors.

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