Legal Information: Alabama
Updated: September 1, 2023
In which county do I file the petition?
You may file a petition for an elder abuse protection order in the circuit court in any of the following places:
- where you live or have temporarily relocated;
- where the abuser lives; or
- where the abuse happened.1
The court clerk should be able to provide the necessary forms to file the petition, for which there are no fees.2
1 Ala. Code § 38-9F-4(c)
2 Ala. Code § 38-9F-6(c), (f)
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