Prepare and File for Civil Protection Orders Online

This is the official website for Okanogan District Court to help victims and their loved ones in preparing and e-filing the court forms for civil protection orders. The website leads a user through detailed guided steps online.

HOW IT WORKS

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1. Take Screening

Answer about 5 questions to figure out which protection order is suitable for your situation. This process is totally anonymous and private i.e. nothing is shared with the court until you file.

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2. Create Case Documents

Step through each topic, evaluate decisions, while court provided articles and video clips on Washington laws. Then generate your protection order documents (also called the packet).

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3. Consult Advocate

Consult victim advocates directly from this website by sharing your case documents. The advocates assist victims seeking protection orders by reviewing their case documents and help with a range of issues.

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4. E-File

File your case documents online with the court to begin the formal process. 

WHICH TYPE OF PROTECTION ORDER TO ASK FOR?

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Take Online Screening

For most people, its helpful to start with this screening tool which asks some general question without asking any personal information to suggest the most suitable protection order.

If you already know which specific protection order you need, you can skip to the next section.

TYPES OF CIVIL PROTECTION ORDERS (CPOs)

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Domestic Violence

Get protection from harm, threats, stalking and a range of other behaviors from an intimate partner, or someone who lives in the same residence as you. LegalAtoms covers all situations of the Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) including with minors or with firearms.

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Sexual Assault Protection Order

For unwanted sexual conduct by someone who is NOT a family or household member (See domestic violence for protection from family members). A single incident is sufficient to apply for this protection order.

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Anti-harassment Protection Order

For protection against any kind of unlawful or harassing behavior that is annoying or stressful and that serves no lawful purpose.

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Vulnerable Adult Protection Order

To protect senior citizens (vulnerable adults) against someone who is mistreating them or exploiting them e.g. financial exploitation or neglect. 

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Stalking Protection Order

May be filed by someone who is experiencing stalking conduct by someone who is NOT a family or household member.

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Extreme Risk Protection Order

May be filed by a family or household member or law enforcement against someone they believe poses a significant danger to self or others by having access to, the ability to purchase or receive, or actual possession of a firearm.

RESOURCES

The Support Center is a non profit which helps victims of gender violence, sexual assault, and other crimes with civil protection orders and safety planning

Room One offers social services in the Methow Valley in the form of advocacy for victims of domestic violence.

Angel Flight arranges for free flights to those in emergency or urgent need such as survivors of domestic violence, or those needing medical assistance.

NW Family Services offers Counseling, Office Services and Education Consulting. 

Pathways to Family Peace is a domestic violence offenders to work to end their use of violent and abusive behaviors.

Alternative Education Services (AES) promote well-being of individuals facing substance abuse, mental health, criminal justice or domestic violence using technology-based programs.

CONVENIENCES

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Privacy

You can explore legal options for getting a protection order while maintaining your complete privacy.  Nothing is shared with the government unless you share or submit.

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Resources

Learn about free community and pro bono resources. Connect with them and share your case data with a few clicks.

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Comprehensive

Covers all common situations such as those involving minors, or firearms, or others permitted by the Washington State law, thereby saving you time. 

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Forms Selection

Correct form, and the most updated versions are automatically selected based on your situation. 

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Automated Checks

Run automated checks to verify correctness of your responses and to avoid mistakes that may cause delays in securing a protection order.

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Simplified

All questions are presented in plain non-legal language. Difficult concepts are broken down into simpler steps. 

NOTES

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Legal Information

The legal information contained here does not constitute legal advice or substitute for legal advice.

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District Vs. Superior Court

This website is provided by the District Court. Certain Antiharassment, Stalking, and Sexual Assault Protection cases would be heard at Superior Court even if you file with the District Court. 

CONTACT TECHNICAL SUPPORT

This contact form is for technical support questions only. For non-technical questions please contact the victim advocates at the telephone numbers listed at the bottom of this page.  

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