How do I obtain a Personal Protection Order (PPO)?

A personal protection action involves seeking an order from a circuit court to protect you from:

  • Assault
  • Beating
  • Harassment
  • Molesting
  • Stalking by another person
  • Wounding

The order can also prohibit a person from entering your premises and from removing minor children, unless the removal is part of court-ordered parenting time. The person filing the petition for personal protection is called the petitioner. The person to be restrained by the personal protection order is called the respondent. For detailed information on steps to take and necessary paperwork, please visit the Michigan Courts website.

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