Legal Information: California

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 4, 2019

Can I get a DVRO against a same-sex partner?

In California, you may apply for a domestic violence restraining order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Am I eligible to file for a DVRO?  You must also be the victim of an act of domestic violence, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic violence in California?

You can find information about LGBTQIA victims of abuse and what types of barriers they may face on our LGBTQIA Victims page.