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November 15, 2019

10/28/2019 12:45:00 PM
Protective orders can now be e-filed 24/7

Those who find themselves in need of a protection order may now request one from anywhere they can access the internet without having to trail to the Jennings County Courthouse during business hours.

A new Protection Order E-filing service is now available to individuals, advocates and attorneys. It is for adults/children who need protection from domestic or family violence, stalking, sex offenses or harassment.

The judge/magistrate will usually make a ruling on the petition within the same business day.

The service is available for requests any time of day and any day of the week from the privacy and comfort of a safe place without having to go to the courthouse.

E-filing is available in all 92 counties for most case types and attorneys are required to e-file using one of the state's certified e-filing service providers. This new e-filing service complies with the Violence Against Women Act, interfaces with state and federal criminal databases and is free to use.

Those seeking protection can still file on paper in the clerk's office or with help from a victim advocate. Attorneys are required to e-file in these cases starting Dec. 2.

After a request for protection is sought, a judge reviews the case.

Users of the service have access to local advocates who are trained to answer questions and assist with the e-filing.

The Protection Order E-filing service is at public.courts.in.gov/porefsp and listed as one of the 12 available e-filing service providers at courts.in.gov /efile.

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019
Article comment by: Katrina Coryell

Any one who has questions about Protective Orders may call Jennings County Council on Domestic Violence at (812) 346-1592. All services are free of charge!

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