What is the process for obtaining a Civil Protection Order?

The victim must file a Petition for a Civil Protection Order (CPO), along with other required documents. The Summit County Domestic Relations Court will hold an emergency hearing the same day the Petition is filed to determine whether to grant a temporary CPO. The court will then schedule a regular hearing and the abuser will then be served with papers. At the regular hearing, the court will decide whether to grant a CPO that is valid for up to five years.

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