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Protection Orders
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Most of the time these orders will result out of a divorce petition where some type of violence has been reported.  These orders are to be served by post-certified personnel and by personal service only on the listed defendant.  These papers are not to be left with anyone at the residience regardless of the relationship to the defendant.  The only exception to this will be if a notation is on the paper that it can be left in the care of another and that person will be named in the address on the paper.

The Protection Orders and Automatic Orders are signed by a District Court Judge.  The Protection From Abuse Orders are obtained from the Circuit Clerks Office.  Restraining Orders are drawn up by an attorney, signed by a Judge and then sent to the Sheriff's Office for service.