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Legal Guides about Domestic Violence and Stalking

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger. 

If you need information on domestic violence protection, how to file for a protective order, or to get information about what legal help is available, go to or call NH’s 24/7 statewide domestic violence helpline at 1-866-644-3574.

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You can file in person for a protective order at any Circuit Court location but are encouraged to work with a Crisis Center for more support. If you need an order of protection during non-business hours, nights, weekends, or holidays, you may call your local police department to obtain an Emergency Order of Protection.

What to Expect When Filing or Responding to a Petition for an Order of Protection from Domestic Violence or Stalking

Circuit Court Judge Susan Carbon provides information about the court process for filing and responding to a petition for domestic violence or a stalking order of protection.

What to Expect at a Final Domestic Violence or Stalking Order of Protection Hearing

Circuit Court Judge Susan Carbon provides information about what to expect at a Final Domestic Violence or Stalking Order of Protection Hearing.

Civil Restraining Orders

Superior Court services representative Marge Malfitani talks about about civil restraining orders and what to expect when you need one or when you get served one.

Length: 4:32 | Transcript: Civil Restraining Orders