HOW DO I
FILL OUT THE FORM?
Don't let the form scare you. A lot of
information is required by the law to seek protection. Just answer the
questions as completely as you can in your own words. If you need help in
filling out the forms, contact Idaho 24-Hour Hotline
The person who fills out the form,
usually you the victim - is called the petitioner. The person the victim
needs protection from is the respondent. The petition can be filed in the
county you live in, where you are temporarily living, or where the
respondent is living.
The most important part is to explain
in your own words why you are afraid of being hurt. Explain how you were
hurt. BE SPECIFIC about violent acts or threats. Include dates, places,
injuries, if children have been present, if a weapon was used - write down
what kind, and give information about any prior police reports made on the
person hurting you. Write everything you can-about this abuse. THIS IS
IMPORTANT. The judge will use what you write to decide if you need help or
not. If you feel you are in danger, put this down. The form is in English.
Ask for help if you need it.
After you are done, give the completed
form to the clerk.
each question as completely as you can.
- Petitioner means the person
who was hurt.
- Respondent means the person
who caused the hurt.
- Write about how when and
where you were hurt.
- Give the completed form to