Form OVS2 "How to Obtain an Order of Protection" - Montana

What Is Form OVS2?

This is a legal form that was released by the Montana Department of Justice - a government authority operating within Montana. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on May 1, 2004;
  • The latest edition provided by the Montana Department of Justice;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
  • Quick to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;
  • Fill out the form in our online filing application.

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How to Obtain an Order of Protection
You are about to ask for a Temporary Order of Protection as a victim of abuse. This
sheet has information to guide you through the legal process and answer some of the
questions you may have.
You are the PETITIONER. The Petitioner is the person alleging abuse and asking for
protection. The RESPONDENT is the person you are asking the court to protect you
from. A Temporary Order of Protection is an order, signed by a judge, which restricts
or prohibits the Respondent from contacting you. Generally, a Temporary Order of
Protection is good for 20 days.
If you are a minor, your parent, guardian, or other representative may file a petition for a
Temporary Order of Protection on your behalf against the Respondent.
You have the right to appear in court on your own to request a Temporary Order of
Protection. However, the following resources are available in your community to help
you through this process:
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
When signed by a Judge, a Temporary Order of Protection is valid immediately. After
the judge signs the Order, these are the next steps:
Your Petition and a copy of the Order must be given to law enforcement
for service upon the Respondent.
There must be a hearing within 20 days. If law enforcement cannot find
the Respondent within 20 days, you will need to ask the court to set a new
hearing date.
At the hearing you must be prepared to explain to the court why you are
asking for an Order of Protection, which includes bringing witnesses to the
hearing who have knowledge about the facts in your Petition.
Stay in contact with the Clerk of Court for information about your case. The Clerk’s
number is: _______________.
You should keep copies of your Order with you at all times. It is a good idea to always
carry one in your purse or wallet, as well as having a copy at work and at your
children’s schools.
OVS 2 (05/04)
How to Obtain an Order of Protection
You are about to ask for a Temporary Order of Protection as a victim of abuse. This
sheet has information to guide you through the legal process and answer some of the
questions you may have.
You are the PETITIONER. The Petitioner is the person alleging abuse and asking for
protection. The RESPONDENT is the person you are asking the court to protect you
from. A Temporary Order of Protection is an order, signed by a judge, which restricts
or prohibits the Respondent from contacting you. Generally, a Temporary Order of
Protection is good for 20 days.
If you are a minor, your parent, guardian, or other representative may file a petition for a
Temporary Order of Protection on your behalf against the Respondent.
You have the right to appear in court on your own to request a Temporary Order of
Protection. However, the following resources are available in your community to help
you through this process:
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
When signed by a Judge, a Temporary Order of Protection is valid immediately. After
the judge signs the Order, these are the next steps:
Your Petition and a copy of the Order must be given to law enforcement
for service upon the Respondent.
There must be a hearing within 20 days. If law enforcement cannot find
the Respondent within 20 days, you will need to ask the court to set a new
hearing date.
At the hearing you must be prepared to explain to the court why you are
asking for an Order of Protection, which includes bringing witnesses to the
hearing who have knowledge about the facts in your Petition.
Stay in contact with the Clerk of Court for information about your case. The Clerk’s
number is: _______________.
You should keep copies of your Order with you at all times. It is a good idea to always
carry one in your purse or wallet, as well as having a copy at work and at your
children’s schools.
OVS 2 (05/04)