- Order to Show Cause and Temporary Restraining Order -Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse (EA-120)
- Petition for Protective Orders-Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse (EA-100)
- Response to Petition for Protective Orders-Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse (EA-110)
- Additional documents, if applicable
- Letter of Instructions – (link to form)
- Should specify the name (work and/or home) of the person to be served and any potential risks involved in serving the documents such as weapons, dogs, outstanding warrants, substance or alcohol abuse, etc.
- Should provide a physical description of the person to be served as well as any identifying marks (scars, tattoos, etc.).
- Includes a photograph of the person being served if available.
- Must be signed and dated by the petitioner’s attorney or the petitioner (if not represented by an attorney).
- Required Fees – None
Method of Payment:
Payment must be made by cash, cashier’s check, money order or personal/business check. Personal checks must contain the name, address and telephone number of the payer and it must be presented with an acceptable form of identification.
Time for Service:
Emergency Restraining Orders must be served five days prior to the hearing date. Temporary Restraining Orders are usually served 15 days prior to the court date or as specified by the court.
Method of Service:
Elder Abuse Restraining Orders must be served personally on the defendant.
Proof of Service:
If the service was completed, the original Proof of Service will be mailed to the court of origin and to the requesting party. If the service was attempted but was unsuccessful, the original proof of service will be returned to the court of origin and a copy to the petitioner indicating the unsuccessful attempt and reasons thereof.