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Understanding Stalking Protection Order Work in Washington

If you or a loved one is experiencing stalking, you have legal recourse. You may petition the courts for a restraining order against the perpetrator. Feldman & Lee PS, a trusted law practice in Washington, provides legal counsel and representation to individuals who are seeking protection from stalkers and harassers.

Jurisdictions We Serve

The attorneys at Feldman & Lee PS are highly experienced in cases involving anti-harassment protection orders (AHPO) against stalkers. You can rely on us for accurate information on your options as well as compassionate guidance and aggressive legal representation. We have offices in Lynnwood, Kent, and Everett, WA.


Individuals in Everett and other cities in Snohomish County who have been or are being stalked can file a petition for an AHPO. The forms may be filled out online and filed via email, in person, or by fax.

Factors such as the age of the victim, involvement of real property in the case, and whether the AHPO would interfere with the respondent’s care and custody of minor children determine whether the petition should be filed in District Court or Superior court.

Feldman & Lee PS can assist you with filling out and filing your petition at the relevant court as well as guide you through the next steps. Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation.


In Lynnwood, adults who are victims of unlawful harassment or conduct that seriously harasses or annoys can file a petition for an AHPO. Parents may also file a petition on behalf of their child against an adult or a minor whose behavior toward the child falls under unlawful harassment.

Residents of Lynnwood or any other city within Washington State are not required to report the stalking incidents to the police for them to be able to file a petition for an AHPO.

According to Washington law on stalking and protection orders, the judge cannot require victims to show proof of the respondent’s motivations behind their actions to be granted an AHPO.

Feldman & Lee PS will discuss your rights and options when it comes to stalking protection orders in Snohomish County. Get in touch with us to book a consultation with one of our attorneys at no charge.


Individuals living in Kent who are experiencing unwanted and repeated contact that is threatening, harassing, or intimidating have the option to seek protection via the courts. An AHPO is a restraining order specifically for victims of harassment.

To file a petition, you must fill out and file several forms with the county clerk remotely. You will also need to attend a hearing, during which the judge will decide whether to grant you an AHPO.

The lawyers at Feldman & Lee PS are ready to provide you with legal guidance and assistance with filling out and filing the AHPO forms as well as provide you with representation during your hearing. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Stalking Is Not Harmless—It’s a Crime

Despite many people using the word “stalking” jokingly to refer to following people on social media, actual stalking is a serious crime that has the potential to escalate into violence.

Living in fear of your stalker suddenly showing up at your home or place of work can be detrimental to your well-being and quality of life. However, being repeatedly followed, called, emailed, and threatened is not something that you should have to live with.

You have recourse under the law to seek protection from a person who is stalking you or a loved one. Reporting stalking to law enforcement is one of the things you can do to help ensure your safety. Another one is to seek an anti-harassment protection order (AHPO) from the court.

We Will Advocate for Your Rights

Filing a petition for an anti-harassment protection order (AHPO) might seem straightforward, but it’s easy to get lost in the legalese. This is true for all cases, but most especially when the person who needs the protection order is under 18, a vulnerable adult, or an undocumented immigrant.

When you attend your hearing, there is a chance that the person who is stalking you or your loved one will be there as well to give testimony. They are likely to have their own legal representation watching out for their interests.

When you choose us to represent you, you can be sure that we will handle all the steps needed to ensure the proper filing of your petition. This way, you can focus on your emotional and mental well-being and your recovery from the fear and pain caused by the stalker’s actions.

We will be present at your hearing to ensure that your voice is heard and your rights upheld. You can be confident that we will work hard toward a favorable outcome for your case.

A Legal Practice You Can Rely On

At Feldman & Lee PS, we take stalking very seriously. We understand the sensitive nature of cases that involve repeated, unwanted contact that causes emotional distress. For this reason, we approach each case with care and treat our clients with respect and compassion.

Filing a petition to help protect yourself from a person who is stalking or harassing you can be a frightening, emotional affair. We understand, and we’re here for you. Our team of seasoned attorneys will do all they can to help you obtain legal protection from your stalker.

Reach Out to Our AHPO Lawyers in Kent, Lynnwood, and Everett

You can be confident that we’ll take the time to discuss your options and possible legal remedies with you. We’ll answer any questions you may have about filing a petition for an AHPO and provide you with counsel, based on years of experience, on the best course of action.

With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, you can be sure that you won’t have to go through the complex legal process on your own.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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