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The first step in enforcing the court Order is to make sure that everyone who needs a copy of the order gets one.

  • If the person to be restrained WAS at the court hearing when the judge made the Order, or if the Order is exactly the same as the Request for Order, then the person to be restrained can be served by mail (service by mail) Opens new window with their copy of:
    • Restraining Order After Hearing (Form DV-130Opens new window

      and all attachments, such as:
    • Child Custody and Visitation Order (Form DV- 140Opens new window

  • If the person to be restrained WAS NOT at the court hearing when the judge made the Order, and the Orders are different, then the person seeking protection must have the restrained person served personally (personal service) Opens new window by someone over age 18 who is not involved in the case.

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Following is a list of some of the other people who may also need a copy of the final "Restraining Order After Hearing" form:

  • The landlord, if the protected person rents and the Order includes a "residence exclusion;"
  • Law enforcement agencies;
  • Security officers at the protected person's residence or workplace;
  • Visitation supervisor, if the Order provides for supervised visitation;
  • A protected child's school or child care provider;
  • The protected person's employer, if the order includes a Stay-Away-from-Work Order;
  • Financial institutions, if one of the people involved has an Order to have use and control of an account at that financial institution;
  • Counseling agency, if either the person to be protected or the person to be restrained are ordered to attend counseling;
  • Health care providers or insurance companies, if the Order requires the person to be restrained to pay restitution directly to the protected person's health care provider or health or car insurance company; and
  • Others that are listed on, or are affected by, the court Order. 


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