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.
Q: What is an Order of Protection?
A: An Order of Protection is a legal document issued by the court to protect someone from harm or abuse.
Q: Who can obtain an Order of Protection in Montana?
A: Any person who is a victim of abuse or harassment, or who has reasonable fears for their safety, can apply for an Order of Protection in Montana.
Q: How do I apply for an Order of Protection in Montana?
A: To apply for an Order of Protection in Montana, you need to fill out the required forms, including Form OVS2. These forms can be obtained from the clerk's office at your local district court.
Q: What information is needed to fill out Form OVS2?
A: Form OVS2 requires you to provide information about yourself and the person you are seeking protection from. This includes names, addresses, and details about the abusive behavior.
Q: Do I need to pay a fee to file for an Order of Protection?
A: There is no fee to file for an Order of Protection in Montana.
Q: What happens after I file for an Order of Protection?
A: After you file for an Order of Protection, a judge will review your application and may grant a temporary Order of Protection. A hearing will be scheduled, and both parties will have an opportunity to present their case to the judge.
Q: What can an Order of Protection do?
A: An Order of Protection can prohibit the abuser from having contact with you, order them to stay away from your home or workplace, and provide other forms of protection as deemed necessary by the court.
Q: How long does an Order of Protection last?
A: The initial Order of Protection can last up to 20 days. However, it can be extended for a longer period of time if the court determines it is necessary for your safety.
Q: What should I do if the abuser violates the Order of Protection?
A: If the abuser violates the Order of Protection, you should immediately contact law enforcement and report the violation. The abuser may face criminal charges for violating the court order.
Q: Can I modify or terminate an existing Order of Protection?
A: Yes, you can request to modify or terminate an existing Order of Protection if there is a change in circumstances or if you no longer need the protection. You can file a motion with the court to make the request.
Download a printable version of Form OVS2 by clicking the link below or browse more documents and templates provided by the Montana Department of Justice.