Recently updated on January 2nd, 2024 at 11:21 am
Prepare your Court Forms Online for Restraining Orders in Tennessee
This website helps victims learn about the types and then create official court forms required for getting a restraining order in Tennessee.
HOW IT WORKS
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.
TYPES OF PROTECTION ORDERS
Order of Protection
This court order protects a person who has been abused by a family or household member or by a current or former sexual or intimate partner. It aims to prevent contact and can include provisions regarding residency, custody, and financial support. (Tennessee Code § 36-3-605)
No Contact Order for Sexual Assault Victims
This court order is designed to safeguard individuals who have experienced sexual assault. It restricts contact or communication with the offender. (Tennessee Code § 40-11-106)
Restraining Order for Stalking or Sexual Assault
It offers protection from stalking or sexual assault. This order prohibits contact and certain behaviors from the offender. There does not need to be a special relationship between the plaintiff and the defendant. A person who has been stalked by a family member, household member, or current or former intimate partner might also qualify for a Domestic Violence Order of Protection. (Tennessee Code § 39-17-315):
Workplace Violence Restraining Order
Only an employer can ask for a workplace violence restraining order to protect an employee who has suffered stalking, serious harassment, violence, or a credible (real) threat of violence at the workplace. An employee cannot ask for this restraining order. (TN ST § 20-14-102)
Orders of Protection for Elderly or Vulnerable Adults
This is aimed at senior citizens (over 70) or other disabled persons. This protection order is aimed at protection them from someone who is mistreating them or exploiting them financially or an abusive caregiver. (Tenn. Code §§ 71-6-124(f)(2); 39-15-501(6), (14))
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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.
Correct form, and the most updated versions are automatically selected based on your situation.
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.
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.
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.