Orders of Protection are available in Tennessee to individuals who have suffered certain kinds of harm (examples being physical violence, threats of physical violence, and stalking) to protect the petitioner (person asking for an Order of Protection) against certain kinds of harm in the future. To qualify for an Order of Protection, the petitioner must also have a certain kind of relationship with the would-be respondent (examples being people who are related, have had a sexual relationship, or have lived together). If you or someone you know have questions about whether you qualify for an Order of Protection, please contact an attorney in your area immediately.
If you are a party in an Order of Protection case, it is recommended that you consult with and retain an attorney immediately. However, please click here for a form Petition for Order of Protection from TNCourts.gov (though check with your local court to see if they use their own form, which might be different, such as Knox County’s Petition for Order of Protection). For the answers to some frequently asked questions about Orders of Protection, please click here (Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence).
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