If I have to go to a hearing, what can I do beforehand to prepare my case?
In some states and tribes, you have to have a hearing before the judge decides whether or not to issue a protection order against your abuser. Usually both you and your abuser will have a chance to be present, and you will each be given a chance to tell your side of the story.
If you are having a court hearing, there are some things you can do before your hearing date to be prepared. Please visit the page on this website, Preparing your Case.