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Places that Help: Kentucky
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Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order. (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.) At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file. If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice. You will also find links to online forms at our KY Download Court Forms page. For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization. You can find links to both types of organizations on our KY Places that Help page.
Adair County Courthouse
201 Campbellsville St., Suite 101
Columbia, KY 42728-1492
201 West Main Street, Room 202
Scottsville, KY 42164-0477
Anderson Co Courthouse
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342-1191
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