Relationships Quick Answers
How do I request an order of protection?
You will need to complete a "Petition for Order of Protection,” which you can get from the Court Clerk. Some domestic violence shelters have services to help you get the order of protection. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 to locate a shelter near you.
For more information, see:
The Missouri Bar’s free booklet on domestic violence:
Where to Look for Help if You Have Experienced
Domestic Violence and Divorce:
Missouri Adult Abuse Act at a Glance: http://missourifamilies.org/features/healtharticles/health21.htm
Kim Leon, Ph.D., Former Assistant Professor and State Specialist, Human Development & Family Studies, Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension
Alison Levitch, Human Development & Family Studies Graduate Student, Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Tuesday, August 26, 2008