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Domestic violence is abuse committed against an adult or a minor who is a:
- Former Spouse
- Former Cohabitant
- Person with whom the suspect has had a child
- Person with whom the suspect is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship
Warning: People can tell what Internet sites you’ve visited on your computer. Be Safe! Use the Internet at a local library, a friend’s house, or at work.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is "abuse"?
“Abuse” means to hit, kick, hurt, scare, throw things, pull hair, push, follow, harass, sexually assault, or to threaten to do any of these things. Abuse can be spoken, written, or physical.
- What is a "restraining order"?
It is a court order that helps protect people from abuse.
- How will the restraining order help me?
It can order the restrained person to:
- Not contact or go near you, your children, other relatives, or others who live with you
- Not have a gun
- Move out of your house
- Follow child custody and visitation orders
- Pay child support
- What happens if a restraining order is violated?
If a restraining order is violated, a law-enforcement officer is able to make an arrest, even if no abuse takes place at that time.
- How can I get a domestic violence restraining order?
In an emergency situation, a law-enforcement officer can request the judge to sign an emergency restraining order, even if the court is closed.
During the court’s business hours, you can request a restraining order by filling out the appropriate paperwork. For more information about the needed paperwork, please see the California Online Self Help Center’s Protection website.
- What are the Court fees to get a restraining order?
There are no fees for a Domestic Violence restraining order. For all other types of restraining orders, please see our fee schedule.
- How can I get a non-domestic-violence restraining order?
Please see the California Online Self-Help Center
or more information.
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