Protection Order FAQ
These are answers to the most comonly asked questions about the Lincoln County Victim/Witness Advocate Program.
If you don't find your answer here, feel free to contact us.
*These are only general guidelines in the process and procedures and are not necessarily inclusive or exclusive
For more complete and precise information, please contact:
District Court (406) 283-2342 | Justice Court (406) 283-2412 | or the Crime Victim Advocate (406) 283-2415
Frequently Asked Questions
I need an order of protection to keep him/her from taking the kids.
Custody of the children must be established via a parenting plan which can be obtained through the District Court. Orders of protection provide protection to the child/children in the event there has been a specific event in which the children were harmed. They cannot be used to restrict parental rights based upon speculation of what “may happen.”