Personal Protection Orders - Minors

Personal protection orders (PPOs) may be used to enjoin abusive conduct and stalking by persons adults and minors 10 years old or older.

The Family Division of the 44th Circuit Court has jurisdiction under the Juvenile Code to conduct minor PPO proceedings involving respondents 10 years old or older.  However, a PPO may not be issued if the petitioner and respondent have a parent-child relationship and the child is an un-emancipated minor.  In such cases, a delinquency or child protective proceeding may be instituted.  Violations of PPOs result in contempt proceedings.  If a respondent is under 18 years old at the time of the violation of a PPO, the court may impose a juvenile disposition for the violation.  If a respondent is 18 years old or older, the court must impose criminal sanctions for criminal contempt violations of a PPO or civil contempt sanctions for civil contempt violations of a PPO.

Contact the court for forms related to Personal Protection Orders

Where do I file the paper work?  - You will need to file the original (signed copies) with the Livingston County Juvenile Court - Judicial Center Building, 204 S. Highlander Way, Suite 3, Howell, MI 48843.  Phone number - (517) 546-1500.