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Legal Information: North Dakota
Step 2: Fill out the application.
Carefully fill out the forms. You may want to write about the most recent incidents of violence, using descriptive words like “slapping,” “hitting,” “grabbing,” “threatening,” “choking,” etc., that fit your situation. Include details and dates, if possible. Be specific.
You may also have to provide an accurate physical description of the abuser and an address where s/he can be found so the order can be served.
A domestic violence organization may be able to provide you with help in filling out the form. See ND Advocates and Shelters for the location of an organization near you.
Note: Do not sign the petition until you have shown it to a clerk. The form may need to be notarized or signed while someone from the court watches.
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