Unless you’ve made an urgent application, you’ll get a date for your first court hearing after you apply.
If you need an interpreter or any other extra support let the court know as soon as possible.
You’ll also get copies of your application documents. These have to be given, or served, to the person you've made the order against (the respondent).
This should be done before the hearing, so that the respondent knows you have started legal proceedings against them.
Do not hand the forms to the respondent yourself.
Your solicitor will do this for you. If you don’t have a solicitor, you could ask the court to do it, or pay a professional process server to deliver it for you.