Legal Information: California

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
June 16, 2021

What is a restraining order to prevent elder or dependent adult abuse?

A restraining order to prevent elder or dependent abuse is for victims of abuse who are elderly or dependent adults.1 You do not have to have a specific relationship with the abuser to get an order.

1 Cal Wel. & Inst. Code § 15657.03(a)(1)

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