Step 2: File Your Papers at Court

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After you have filled in all the information you need on your court forms, sign each one, and make 3 copies of the full set of forms.

Take the original and all 3 copies of your court forms to the clerk's office.

Give all of your papers to the clerk. The clerk will stamp the forms to show that they have been filed.  The court clerk will keep the original copy of each of your court forms, and give you back the three sets of copies you made. 

Next, you have to have copies of all of the papers you filed at court given to the person seeking protection. 

To learn how to do this, go to Step 3: Give the Other Party Copies, click the "next" button.




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