Superior Court Clerk

Protection Orders Information

Disclaimer:  The information on this web page is provided as a service and a convenience by the Chelan County Superior Court Clerk's Office.  It is not intended as legal advice to any person.

 

Step 1: Identify what kind of protection order you need.

Note

Whether or not you have a court order, if you are being harassed, threatened, or assaulted, call 911, or the local police!!

 

Civil Protection Order

Civil Protection Order is a civil order that restrains the person who has been committing acts of violence from further acts of assault or threat.

There are many types of civil orders available to protect people from domestic violenceharassment/stalking, and sexual assault.  There is also an order specifically designed to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.  If none these orders is available in your situation but you are filing for divorce, legal separation, custody, or parentage determination, you may be able to obtain a restraining order as part of the domestic relations case.

 

Reference: RCW 7.105

Extreme Risk Protection Order

A petition may be filed by a law enforcement agency, a law enforcement officer, or a person who is an intimate partner or family or household member of the respondent. Family or household members include:

  • Persons related by blood, marriage, domestic partnership, or adoption
  • Persons who currently or formerly resided together
  • Persons who have a biological or legal parent-child relationship, including stepparents and stepchildren, and grandparents and grandchildren, or a parent's intimate partner and children
  • A person who is acting or has acted as a legal guardian.

Reference: RCW 7.105

Resources

  • SAGE  (509) 663-7446 - Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Assistance with some family law matters.  SAGE is committed to ending violence through education, advocacy, and empowerment. We are dismantling the institutions of oppression that lead to violence: racism, patriarchy, classism, and sexism. We dedicate our work to supporting survivors and holding perpetrators of violence accountable.  SAGE has four main programs: domestic violence services, sexual assault services, crime victims trauma assistance, and family advocacy center. 
  • Washington Law Help  Provides on line information, forms, packets, videos
  • Washington State Courts Court forms available for free download

 

Step 2: Fill out your forms

The forms are free.  Pattern forms are also available on the Washington State Court Forms page in the Protection Orders category. Information regarding protection from abuse may also be found at WashingtonLawHelp.org.

 

Step 3: After completion, print out your forms and bring them to the Chelan County Clerk’s Office. 

Chelan County Clek's Office
350 Orondo Ave. Suite 501
Wenatchee WA 98801

 

Parties may electronically file documents with Chelan County Superior Court Clerk.

Use this to access TrueFiling site: https://tf3.truefiling.com/login?ReturnUrl=%2Ffile

Webinar on TrueFiling Filer Training: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/9066523821252586242 

 

A couple of things we want to point out:

  • Once you register, you will be able to access both Chelan and Douglas counties under one account. 

We hope that you find TrueFiling to be easily navigated, but please do not hesitate to reach out with questions.  Technical Support at  1-855-959-8868 or e-mail support@truefiling.com

 

After you complete the appropriate forms, a Judge or Commissioner will review your paperwork as soon as possible.  The judicial officer may ask you some questions and will decide whether to grant or deny an immediate temporary order, or set a hearing to determine whether or not an order should be granted.

A hearing will be held in approximately two weeks to grant or deny an Order for Protection effective for a longer period of time. During these two weeks, the respondent is served with both the Petition and the Temporary Order (if one was granted) and with notice of the date set for the hearing. You must attend this hearing even if the respondent has not been served or the case will be dismissed—meaning any protection the court granted will no longer be in effect. Security officers are available at the courthouse if you believe the possibility of danger exists.

Once you have a court order, it is important to remember:

  1. Keep a certified copy of the order with you at all times.
  2. The order is enforceable throughout the State of Washington.
  3. If there is a violation of your court order, call 911 or the local police. Tell them you have a court order and it is being violated.

 

As required by Civil Protection Orders, chapter 215, Laws of 2021, the Administrative Office of the Courts has added translations for some protection order forms, instructions, and brochures on the Washington Court Forms homepage (https://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/?fa=forms.home&dis=y). We would like to thank the Pattern Forms Committee, Protection Order Forms Subcommittee, and Interpreter Commission for their guidance on this project. You may not be able to locate all the updated forms at the link provided above. However, we are working to improve those options over time. You may access a list of all forms at: https://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/?fa=forms.static&staticID=14

 

You can find the translations here:

 

To provide feedback about our court forms or the summary of changes, please complete our online form at:  http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/?fa=forms.formsComments.

 

Other Resources

  • Coordinated Legal Education Advice and Referral (CLEAR)  1-888-201-1014 - Call at 9:09 AM;  Senior (60 or older)  1-888-387-7111 - Free information, speak with an attorney, and get a referral to Northwest Justice Project in Wenatchee, Columbia Legal Services, Northwest Immigrant’s Rights Project or Volunteer Attorney Services.    
  • Washington Web Lawyer  Provides a website where low-income clients with civil legal problems in Washington State post their legal questions online and receive advice from pro bono attorneys. 
  • Moderate Means Program:  For Reduced Fee Legal Help fill out an online application to see if you qualify.
  • VINELink 1-877-846-3492 - Tracking your protection order when the offender is incarcerated.
  • Chelan-Douglas Bar Association Provides various programs    

 

Posted: 11/17/2022 03:10 PM
Last Updated: 01/09/2024 11:36 AM

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