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Legal Information: California

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of May 3, 2024

How much does it cost to get an order?

There is no filing fee if the petition alleges that the respondent was violent or threatened violence to the employee, stalked the employee, or acted/spoke in any other way that made the employee reasonably fear violence. There is also no fee for serving the order, for a subpoena related to the case, or to respond to a petition based on these acts.1

If the judge does not agree that the case involves workplace violence, there may be a fee unless the employer qualifies for a fee waiver.2

1 Cal.C.C.P. § 527.8(w), (x)(1)
2 California Courts website