Ask the court clerk for a Domestic Violence Petition. Simply write down, as clearly and with as much detail as possible:
- what happened to you.
- the date, time, and location where it happened.
- the important facts about the abuse.
- additional facts of any other past or present abuse by this person.
If you need extra paper to write on, ask the clerk. You will have to swear under oath that what you have written is true.