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Legal Information: California

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of January 11, 2024

Step 1 - Get the request (application).

You can get the request (application) for a domestic violence restraining order from the court clerk. To find the courthouse in your county, go to CA Courthouse Locations. Petitions can also be submitted electronically over the internet instead of going to the courthouse.1

1 Ann.Cal.Fam.Code § 6306.5(a)(1)