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Orders of Protection

There are several types of domestic papers, including:

Body Attachment:  A Court order empowering the Sheriff to bring the body of an individual to jail or before the Court.

Personal Service:  The handing of papers to a designated individual or person associated with the individual. In certain cases, service is completed when the individual has been informed of the pending Court action. Mail, fax, or telephone are all acceptable methods of personal service.

Child Custody Order:  An order by a Court to return custody of a child to the plaintiff. This order must be signed by a Tennessee judge if originated in another state.

Ex-Parte Order of Protection:  An order for the respondent to appear in Court and tell his/her side of the situation to the judge.

Click here to find out how to file a civil paper.