PPO-Minors

PPO-Minors

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 17 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 17 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.

For Minor Personal Protection Order information in Adobe.pdf format, click on both the form and the packet information below:

  • Petition for PPO Against Stalking by a Minor
    (Nondomestic Relationship) - Use this form if you want an order to restrain a person under the age of 18 but at least 10 years of age from stalking you and you do not have a domestic relationship to this person.  (NOTE:  two or more unrelated incidents are necessary - if there have not been two or more unrelated incidents your petition may be denied)
    Click here to obtain the Important Packet with the Checklist/Questionnaire/Next Friend form/Sample forms/Serving your PPO information.
  • Petition for PPO Against Minor
    (Domestic Relationship) - Use this form if the person you want restrained is less than 18 but at least 10 years of age and:
    • if you live with or have lived with the person you want restrained and that person is not your un-emancipated minor child; or
    • if you and the person you want restrained have a child in common even if you were never married to one another or never lived together; or
    • if you and the person you want restrained have or had a dating relationship.

Click here to obtain the Important Packet with the Checklist/Questionnaire/Next Friend form/Sample forms/Serving your PPO information.

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.

How do I serve the PPO?  Click here for "How to Serve PPO Information"