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.
How It Works
✔ 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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"LegalAtoms accurately creates the divorce application. We had an uncontested case with no assets but we still wanted to ensure that the paper work is just right. I filed at Spokane County and everything went fine"
Bremerton, Mark C.
"LegalAtoms informed me about important distinctions in parenting plan and child support, which has positively changed my post divorce life. It gave me several options for the parenting plan. Educating myself helped me secure a more favorable arragement where I get to spend time with my children not just based on my ex's availability but also my own convenience"
Seattle, WA: Jennifer H.
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"LegalAtoms lawyer was very knowledgeable and guided me through the divorce process. We disagreed on child custody and went on to the route of mediation. That was a better outcome than a trial. The lawyer's work was very superb, something I really appreciate now looking back at a very difficult period in my life."
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"LegalAtoms greatly simplified my paperwork. I really liked the tool tips next to every questions which provided me with all the relevant info that I needed"
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"Simple, and to the point. I liked the lawyer videos, which provided me with tons of helpful insights. Highly recommended"