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Petition for an Order of Protection
A Petition for an Order of Protection is the result of a process is created for situations when a petition is brought on behalf of a person who does not want it.
Order of protection may last 5 years
Court may not charge a filing fee
The Administrative Office of the Courts must develop standard forms, instructions and courts staff handbook.
Court clerks must make the standard forms and instructions available free of charge.
A Petition for an Order of Protection may be brought by and interested person. An "Interested person" must demonstrate to the court:
Interest in the vulnerable adult's welfare
A good faith belief intervention is necessary
The person is unable to protect their own interests
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