Step 2: Fill out the forms.
You can ask the court clerk for the forms needed to file a civil action against abuse (an Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act order) or go to the Oregon Courts website.
When you will out the forms, you will need to:
- show that the victim is in immediate and present danger of further abuse from the respondent;
- show that the person has been the victim of abuse committed by the respondent within the last 180 days (minus any days that the abuser was in prison or lived at least 100 miles away); and
- describe the nature of the abuse and the approximate dates when the abuse happened.1
Note: When you file the petition, the clerk should give you information provided by the Department of Human Services about local adult protective services, domestic violence shelters and local legal services available.2 If you do not receive this, be sure to ask for it.
1 O.R.S. § 124.010(1)(b)
2 O.R.S. § 124.010(5)