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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Legal Information: California

California Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
April 4, 2019

Restraining Orders

In this section you will find information about domestic violence restraining orders, civil harassment orders, restraining orders to prevent elder or dependent adult abuse, workplace violence restraining orders, and gun violence restraining orders. You will find helpful information on the California court system at the Center for Families, Children, & the Courts. Also, the California Courts Self Help Center has a lot of valuable information.