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Legal Information: New Hampshire

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
February 10, 2020

Step 4: Service of process

The abuser must be “served” with your petition and the notice of the hearing date, along with your temporary protective order (if the judge or master gave you one). There is no charge to have the authorities (a peace officer or the sheriff’s department) serve the abuser.1

You can find more information about service of process in our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section, in the question called What is service of process and how do I accomplish it?

1 N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:3(III)