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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of April 26, 2024

In which court do I file for a protection order?

You must file the petition in district court but the case may take place in either district court or in county court.1 In the petition, you will have to state your preference for whether you want the case to be heard by a county court judge or by a district court judge.2 If you are unsure of which court to request, you might want to ask an attorney in your county for advice. For courthouse locations in your area, see NE Courthouse Locations. To find legal organizations, go to NE Finding a Lawyer.

1 NE R.S. § 42-924(2)
2 NE R.S. § 25-2740(2)