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Learn about protection orders

Learn more about what protection orders can and cannot do, safety tips during the process, and the types of protection orders in Washington before starting your petition.

Is a protection order a safe next step?

Deciding if a protection order is a safe next step depends on your needs and situation.

Types of protection orders

There are several different types of civil protection orders in Washington. Learn the difference between these and criminal cases.

Protection order filing guidance

Learn what goes into serving the other party documents, filing additional materials, and requesting police reports.