Procedures Applicable to a Plaintiff in a Protection Case - Where & Cost

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C. Where. Go to the District Court where either the plaintiff or the defendant lives, or in the event the plaintiff has left his/her residence to avoid abuse, go to the District Court where the plaintiff's old or new residence is located.

D. Cost. There is no fee to file the case if based on abuse, sexual assault or stalking. A fee applies if the case is based on harassment, unless the harassment case involves an allegation of stalking, sexual assault or domestic or dating violence. Please ask the clerk for the current fee amount. If the plaintiff cannot afford the fee, he/she may ask the clerk for the "Motion to Proceed Without Payment of Fees" form. There is no charge for forms or to get copies of papers that are filed in a protection case.

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