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October 6, 2021

What are the steps to getting a financial exploitation protective order?

The steps to get a financial exploitation protective order are similar to the steps to get a domestic violence protective order, but you will fill out different paperwork. You will file your petition at the magistrate court or circuit court in the appropriate county.1 If you have questions, you can call the clerk of court or talk to a lawyer. You can find the contact information for local courthouses on the WV Courthouse Locations page and for lawyers on the WV Finding a Lawyer page.

1 W. Va. Code § 55-7J-1(c)

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