No, an attorney is not required. You can fil out the forms yourself.
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A separate petition for protection shall be filed for each respondent.
If law enforcement is serving, you can register your protection order with WA Protective Order Service. This free, automated service lets you know when a order has been served. You can call 1-877-242-4055 or visit www.registervpo.com
A single petition for protection may be filed on behalf of a marital community where both parties reside at the same address, or on behalf of minor children who reside at the petitioner’s address. In all other cases a separate petition must be filed by each adult
The District Court must transfer to Superior Court when the respondent is under the age of 18 years.
You can pay in person Yakima: Room # 225. 128 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901, or Grandview: 1313 W. Wine County Road, Grandview, WA 98930.
You can also pay online at https://client.pointandpay.net/web/YakimaCountyDistrictCourtWA
Let the court know and we will make arrangements to have an interpreter available for your court hearing at no cost to you.
A Judge/Commissioner will review your petition within 24 hours. You may call the court at 574-1804 or use the live chat feature on the court’s website https://www.yakimacounty.us/2742/Protection-Orders to ask the status of your petition.
The filing fee for an anti-harassment order is $83
You may estimate the respondent’s age, but you must fill out the attached Law Enforcement and Confidential Information sheet to the best of your ability. Please note that if the order can not be served, the order will not be valid.
More than one type of order may apply, but you will need to chose the one that best fits your situation. For more information about each type of protection order click here.
You may contact the Legal Resources for civil Protection Orders https://www.yakimacounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/33275/Legal-Resources or the Local Community Resources https://www.yakimacounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/33385/Local-Community-Resource-List