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Step 2 - Fill out the forms.
In the court clerk’s office, ask for all the forms that you will need to file for a domestic violence restraining order. You can also find links to forms online on our CA Download Court Forms page. Be sure to tell the clerk if you think you need protection right away and want a Temporary (ex parte) Restraining Order. You should be given an instruction booklet in court (called “DV-150”) for line-by-line instructions on how to fill out the forms.
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