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Prepare your Court Forms Online for Protective Orders in Puerto Rico

This website helps victims learn about the types and then create official court forms required for getting a protective order in Puerto Rico.

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1. Take Screening

Start with an online screening tool to help you decide which restraining order fits your situation the best.


2. Prepare Documents

Instead of looking at the legal forms themselves, you will be guided thorough a series of detailed questionnaires. These will gather the necessary information topic by topic. The questions are in plain and non-legal language. To make this process as simple as possible, our system will then generate the official court forms with your responses printed on them.


3. Consult Advocate (Optional)

You can consult a victim advocate or pro bono (free) lawyer to get guidance on restraining orders.  These resources are paid for typically by government and can help you review your case documents, and talk to you directly to discuss your case and safety planning. 


4. File with the Clerk

You can formally begin the case by filing with your local court.  You will be informed about which specific court you need to file at as its important to go to one that has jurisdiction over your case. You can file by either printing and visiting the clerk's office at the court or in many locations online directly from this website. 



Orden de Protección por Violencia Doméstica (Domestic Violence Protection Order)

This order aims to protect individuals from domestic violence, including physical abuse, threats, harassment, and stalking, by family or household members. (L.P.R.A § 602(i))


Orden de Protección por Hostigamiento (Harassment Protection Order)

This order protects individuals from harassment or stalking behaviors by someone who is not a family or household member. (Ley Núm. 254 de 23 de diciembre de 2010, según enmendada.)


Orden de Protección por Violencia Sexual (Sexual Violence Protection Order)

This order specifically addresses cases of sexual violence or intimidation, providing protection against sexual assault, harassment, and other forms of sexual violence. (L.P.R.A. § 1281)


Order of Protection for the Welfare and Protection of Children

This is a civil court order that is signed by a judge when s/he determines that there is reason to believe that the child has been a victim of abuse or neglect or that s/he is at risk of immediately becoming a victim of abuse or neglect. Taking into account the best interests and safety of the child, the judge can order the parent or person responsible for the abuse to stop any abusive behavior and/or negligent conduct. See 8 L.P.R.A. §§ 1181-1187


Protection for the Elderly

An order of protection for the elderly is an order issued by a court that tells an abuser to stop committing acts of abuse against an elderly person.1 An elderly person is considered someone aged 60 or older.2 An order can be issued when the judge determines that there is reason to believe that the person who is requesting the order has been the victim of physical, mental or psychological abuse, harassment, coercion, intimidation, emotional abuse, or any other crime.3 You can read the exact definitions of some of these forms of abuse (in Spanish) on our PR Statutes page. L.P.R.A. § 1513(19)




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


Forms Selection

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


Automated Checks

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



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



Legal Information

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



This website provides services to prepare cases across New Hampshire i.e. across all counties as they share the same state-wide law.  It also has county specific slight changes such as additional court forms required.  


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.