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How do I get a civil protection order removed when the person the order is on is in prison and cannot attend the hearing?

Bucyrus, OH |

They told us at the court house, he could sign an affidavit in prison to present to the court stating we no longer had problems. But we do not know how to do that and cannot afford legal representation. When we called for free legal aid, they said we needed advice not representation and they could not help us. We don't know where to turn next.

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  1. If he's willing to sign, mail him the document to dismiss the CPO. Otherwise just file a motion to have it dismissed on the grounds that he is incarcerated.

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