What are the steps for filing for a stalking or sexual assault protective order?
To request a stalking or sexual assault protective order from a judge, you generally need to file a petition (a written request) in your local district or superior court.1 To get a copy of the forms for a stalking or sexual assault protective order, go to your local district court or superior court, domestic violence or sexual assault support organization, or download the forms from the Alaska courts website. (To find the courthouse near you, go to AK Courthouse Locations). You may request either an ex parte 20-day order for immediate protection or a hearing for a final one-year order, or both.2
The Alaska courts website provides very detailed instructions for filing the petition, which we have summarized in the section Steps for getting a domestic violence protective order. Generally, the steps for filing for a stalking or sexual assault protective order are the same as the steps for getting a domestic violence protective order, so we suggest that you read through that section before starting the process of filing.
1 Alaska Statute §18.65.850(a)
2 See the AK Court System Instructions for Requesting a Protective Order Against Stalking or Sexual Assault