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Press Release - Domestic Relations Personal Protection Order Filings

Apr 17, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Zenell B. Brown, Executive Court Administrator
  (313) 224-2236
Subject: Domestic Relations Personal Protection Order Filings


Detroit, MI – As the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center location will be closed to the public effective April 20, 2020, the Third Circuit Court is directing those who need a Domestic Relations Personal Protection Order to its new electronic filing process.

The Personal Protection Order instructions and related documents can be found at www.3rdcc.org/divisions/family-domestic/personal-protection-order-filing-instructions.

There are several community and legal resources available to help those seeking to file for a Personal Protection Order. These include:

First Step

(734) 756-0508
24 Hour Helpline (734) 722-6800

Lakeshore Legal Aid

(888) 783-8190

Domestic Violence Advocacy Project - AmeriCorps

(313) 334-7922

William Booth Legal Aid Clinic

(313) 361-6340

The electronic filing process for Emergency and Non-Emergency matters, including filing for Personal Protection Orders, represents the commitment of the Third Circuit Court Judges, the Wayne County Clerk, and their staff to the health, safety, and public service during these unprecedented times.

Updates as to the Family Division-Domestic Relations Section services will be posted at www.3rdcc.org. For Friend of the Court and other Domestic Relations inquiries, please call (313) 224-6639.

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