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Legal Information: Nebraska

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
March 5, 2020

Do I need an attorney to get a protection order?

You do not need an attorney to file for a protection order, but it is generally better to have one, especially if there will be a hearing or if the abuser is represented by one. A domestic violence organization in your area may be able to refer you to an attorney or legal aid service that will take your case for free. Often, domestic violence organizations can help you through the process if you do not have an attorney. To find a lawyer or legal aid program in your area, please visit the NE Finding a Lawyer page. To find a domestic violence organization, fo to our NE Advocates and Shelters page.