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Legal Information: Nevada
Updated: November 13, 2019
Step 1: File an application in court.
Go to the justice of the peace court or the district court and tell the court clerk that you want to fill out an application for an extended protection order and for a temporary order if you are in immediate danger. (Go to our NV Courthouse Locations page for the location nearest you. Go to our NV Download Court Forms page to see if the forms are available online.)
The application must be “verified,” which means you might have to sign it in front of the court clerk or a notary. Check with the court clerk before signing your papers.
Note: If the abuser has been arrested, you may be able to file for temporary order by telephone while the abuser is in police custody/jail.1 See What is an order for protection against domestic violence? What types of orders are there? for more information.
1 N.R.S. § 33.020(8)-(10)
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