Know the Laws: California
UPDATED January 2, 2017
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that protects you from abuse from an intimate partner or family member.
Provides protection from harassment from someone you do or do not have a relationship with.
Provides elders or dependent adults protection from abuse.
Your DVRO can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to California or are going to be in California for any reason, your protection or restraining order may be enforced.
WomensLaw.org would like to thank The Statewide Office of Family Court Services, Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Council of California for its assistance in providing the information below.