Legal Information: Arkansas
Updated: February 14, 2022
In which county can I file for a domestic violence order of protection?
You can file for a domestic violence order of protection in the county where:
- you live, which includes a temporary stay in a domestic violence shelter;1
- the abuse occurred; or
- where the abuser can be served with the court papers, usually where s/he lives or works.2
Note: If you are trying to keep your address confidential, consider that filing in the county where you are in shelter could alert the abuser to the fact that you are living in that county.
1 Ark. Code § 9-15-103(1)
2 Ark. Code § 9-15-201(b)
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