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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
February 28, 2020

Step 4: Service of process

The abuser must be served with a notice of hearing and with any protection orders that a judge has granted you. Usually this will be done by law enforcement personnel.

Do not try and serve the abuser in person with the papers yourself.

Ask the court clerk or a domestic abuse organization for more information about serving the abuser.

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?