Protective Order Forms and Filings

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Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR) A statewide repository for civil and criminal orders of protection intended to prevent further threats and violence committed against a current or former spouse, intimate cohabitant, dating partner, or family member.
Preliminary Worksheet Fill it out as best you can, print it and take it with you. It will aid in completing the petition forms.
LPOR Forms:Quick Reference A reference document that links the various Louisiana statutes to the appropriate LPOR form.
Louisiana Domestic Violence Statutes:Quick Reference A reference document that lists the eligibility, venue, relief provided, duration, and consequences for violation for each Louisiana statute that provides protective relief.
Instructions for Completing Petitions for Protection from Abuse
Petition for Protection from Abuse (pursuant to La. R.S. 46:2131, et seq., or La. R.S. 46:2151)
Temporary Restraining Order pursuant to La. R.S. 46:2131, et seq., La. R.S. 46:2151 To be used when ex parte relief is requested pursuant to petitioner’s LPOR B or LPOR C.
Judgment of Dismissal To be used when the court dismisses an LPOR B or LPOR C petition for domestic abuse protection.
Petition for Protection from Abuse In-Reconvention (pursuant to La. R.S. 46:2131, et seq.)
Temporary Restraining Order In-Reconvention Pursuant to La. R.S. 46:2131, et seq. La. R.S. 46:2151 To be used when ex parte relief is requested pursuant to petitioner-in-reconvention’s LPOR B-R or C-R.
Judgment of Dismissal (In-Reconvention) To be used when the court dismisses an LPOR B-R or LPOR C-R petition for domestic abuse protection.
Petition for Temporary Restraining Order Pursuant to La. Code of Civil Procedure Article 3601
Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary or Permanent Injunction pursuant to La. R.S. 9:372 To be used when a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction is requested in conjunction with a pending legal action.
Motion to Modify or Dissolve Protective Order
Order to Modify or Dissolve A Prior Louisiana Uniform Abuse Prevention Order To be used when the court modifies the terms or conditions of an existing protective order or when the court terminates an existing protective order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions:

  1. Who is eligible to file a Petition for Protection from Abuse?