A petition for a DAPO should only be filed if you are being abused and your relationship with the abuser is one of the following:
- Spouse or former spouse
- Person currently living as a spouse or who formerly lived as a spouse
- Current or former dating partner
- Person related by blood or marriage and currently residing together or formerly residing together
- Person with whom you have a child(ren) in common
Justice, Municipal County, or Chancery Courts can issue a DAPO but if you are in immediate danger and seeking emergency relief, you must contact the Pearl River County Justice Court located at 153 Savannah-Millard Road, Suite A, Poplarville, MS 39470, 601-403-2572.
For more information on how to file a DAPO, please visit the Mississippi Attorney General's website.