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Legal Information: Michigan
Updated: December 11, 2019
Step 1: Go to court to get and file the petition.
You can go to the family division of the circuit court to get a petition during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. To find the courthouse in your area, go to MI Courthouse Locations.
You may also get a sample petition online on our MI Download Court Forms page.
At the courthouse, tell the clerk of court that you want to file a petition for a personal protection order. Let the clerk know whether you are filing for a domestic relationship PPO (or a non-domestic PPO).
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