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Legal Information: Nevada
Updated: November 13, 2019
Do I need an attorney to get an order for protection?
No, you do not need an attorney to file for an order for protection,1 but it is often better to have one. It may be in your interest to hire an attorney, especially if the abuser is represented by one. Go to our NV Finding a Lawyer page for legal referrals. If you cannot find a lawyer through this link, a domestic violence organization in your area may be able to refer you to a different attorney or legal aid service that will take your case for free. Additionally, often domestic violence organizations can help you through the process if you do not have an attorney. To find an advocate or domestic violence organization in your area, please visit our NV Advocates and Shelters page.
1 N.R.S. § 33.050(2)(c)
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