Michigan law allows anyone to petition the court for a Personal Protection Order (PPO). The petitioner must explain how the respondent’s behavior: (1) serves no legitimate purpose or (2) meets the legal definition of harassment. Harassing behavior includes but is not limited to: stalking, cyberbullying, (sexual) assault, domestic violence, and threats of violence or intimidation. Typically, a PPO petition is granted or denied after a court hearing. However, if the judge believes the respondent’s conduct puts the Petitioner at risk of serious imminent harm, the petition may be granted ex-parte, without a hearing... Click HERE to read more.