Who needs a Form DV-120?
The Response to Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order, also known as a Form DV-120, should be completed by a person involved in a domestic violence court case in order to present their version of the incidents resulted in a trial.
What is Form DV-120 for?
A Domestic Violence Restraining Order is a court order that helps protect people who have been abused or threatened with abuse. This order is available if a person has been abused or threatened with abuse, and if the person who was abused has a certain relationship with the person who did the abuse.
For instance, the court can order a restrained person to stay away from all protected people, not to have any guns or ammunition, move out of the house or not to contact or harm the protected person, including children listed as protected people.
Is Form DV-120 accompanied by other forms?
A submitter of this DV-120 can bring any forms of witnesses or documents that support their case to the hearing. Submitter’s witnesses can use Form MC-030 to write their statements.
When is Form DV-120 due?
This form should be filed with the court before the hearing begins.
How do I fill out Form DV-120?
You should provide the following information in order to complete this form:
- Name of a person who has served their petition on you.
- Your personal information;
- Information on your relationships with the person claiming for protection;
- You have to specify what orders you disagree with and why. The reasons must be given in details on a separate part of the document.
Where do I send Form DV-120?
Completed and signed, this form should be filed with the court and a copy should be directed to the other party to the proceedings.