How long does it take to file a petition for a PSVI?
The process of filing a petition for a PSVI in Chester County takes approximately two hours. The filing procedure to file a petition is a multi-step process that includes the drafting of the narrative and petition, a hearing for the petitioner alone with the Court, and the actual filing, certifying and submitting of the completed petition to the Sheriff for service.

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1. What is the Protecting Victims of Sexual Violence or Intimidation (PSVI} Act?
2. What does a PSVI order do?
3. How long does it take to file a petition for a PSVI?
4. When is the Court available for the filing of petitions for PSVIs?
5. What if I can't get to the Court during those times or show up too late to file?
6. Who Can Obtain a PSVI Order?
7. How Do I file a petition for a PSVI?
8. When is the hearing?
9. Do I really need an attorney for a PSVI hearing?
10. What Can a PSVI Order Do?
11. How Much Does a PSVI Order Cost?
12. Once I leave the courthouse what do I do with the PSVI?
13. What If an Abuser Violates the PSVI Order?