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The county clerk or circuit court where you live can provide forms with step-by-step instructions on how to file for a stalking PPO.
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Yes, it is a crime in Michigan for someone to assault or threaten another person. Michigan law provides protection to persons who have a domestic relationship or those who are being harassed or stalked by another person by allowing you to file a PPO.
Yes, the county clerk's office is responsible for providing a copy of the order to the local police agency so that it can immediately be entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN).
No, these forms will allow you to file for a PPO yourself.
Yes, stalking involves harassment that causes you to feel terrorized, threatened, intimidated, frightened or molested. This could include following you, making unwanted calls or mailings, or showing up repeatedly at your home or work.
Some of the things you may need before you fill out the forms include: a copy of your complaint about divorce, annulment, or separate maintenance; copies of custody orders if there are any; and the costs of serving papers on the restrained person. The cost for personal service may vary from county to county.