Recently updated on April 9th, 2024 at 12:48 am

Application for Domestic Violence Protection

LegalAtoms is a website that allows you to prepare all the documents required to file for a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) free of charge.

LegalAtoms currently assists with the initial filing for various counties in Washington state.

You will be led through a questionnaire in plain non-legal language, with helpful explanations from lawyers and court officials. Once you have completed the questionnaire you can submit your documents via email or download your documents for filing with any other Washington court that has jurisdiction to sign the Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO).


Court Forms Created

LegalAtoms guides you through all the topics required to complete your protection order documents and file your case.



After I filled everything out, I was able to print it out and bring it into the courthouse. When I got to the courthouse, they were able to go through and accept it all. I had no problems.


Lakewood, Washington

How It Works

1 Eligibility

✔ Check to see if you meet the minimum criteria to petition for Domestic Violence Protection Order.  
✔ Answers a few questions which are in simple language. No difficult legal terms.
✔ View help content and videos prepared by lawyers in Washington.

2 Prepare court forms

✔ Answer detailed questions about you and the respondent.
✔ Request specific protections and attach supporting documents. 
✔ Download documents as a PDF or Word.

3 Get Help

✔ If you have procedural questions, court staff are available to provide answers. However, they are unable to answer legal questions.  
✔ You will be presented with contact information for the county’s advocacy programs.  

4 Submit to Clerks Office

✔ LegalAtoms will notify the clerk that your documents are available for review.
✔ Clerk’s office staff will prep your documents for consideration by the court.
✔ Judicial Officer will review your petition and sign an order.
✔ The Clerk’s Protection Order office will provide you with a copy of your order once it is signed and processed.

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