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§ 9-15-203 - Petition -- Form.

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9-15-203.Petition -- Form.(a)Thecircuit clerk shall provide simplified forms and clerical assistance tohelp petitioners with the writing and filing of a petition under thischapter if the petitioner is not represented by counsel.(b)Thepetition form shall not require or suggest that a petitioner includehis or her social security number or the social security number of therespondent in the petition.(c)(1)(A)A petitioner may omit his or her home address or business address from all documents filed with the court.(B)If a petitioner omits his or her home address, the petitioner shall provide the court with a mailing address.(2)Ifdisclosure of a petitioner's home address is necessary to determinejurisdiction or consider venue, the court may order the disclosure ofthe petitioner's home address:(A)After receiving the petitioner's consent;(B)Orally and in chambers, out of the presence of the respondent, and a sealed record to be made; or(C)Aftera hearing, if the court takes into consideration the safety of thepetitioner and finds the disclosure in the interest of justice.(d)The petition may be in substantially the following form:"Petition for Order of Protection
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  • 9-15-203. Petition -- Form.

    (a) The circuit clerk shall provide simplified forms and clerical assistance to help petitioners with the writing and filing of a petition under this chapter if the petitioner is not represented by counsel.

    (b) The petition form shall not require or suggest that a petitioner include his or her social security number or the social security number of the respondent in the petition.

    (c) (1) (A) A petitioner may omit his or her home address or business address from all documents filed with the court.

    (B) If a petitioner omits his or her home address, the petitioner shall provide the court with a mailing address.

    (2) If disclosure of a petitioner's home address is necessary to determine jurisdiction or consider venue, the court may order the disclosure of the petitioner's home address:

    (A) After receiving the petitioner's consent;

    (B) Orally and in chambers, out of the presence of the respondent, and a sealed record to be made; or

    (C) After a hearing, if the court takes into consideration the safety of the petitioner and finds the disclosure in the interest of justice.

    (d) The petition may be in substantially the following form:

    "Petition for Order of Protection

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