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How to Get a Protection Order

1. About. What is domestic violence?
2. Filing for a Domestic Violence Protective Order. Who can file for a DVPO?
3. Domestic Violence Court. What is the process for getting a DVPO?
4. Legal Representation. Can I represent myself in civil domestic violence court?
5. Enforcement.
6. Renewal.
7. Modification.
8. The abuser has a substantial connection to your state.
9. One of the acts of abuse “happened” in your state.
10. If you file your petition and the abuser gets served with the court petition while s/he is in your state, this is another way for the court to get jurisdiction.
11. Fill Out Your Response and Prepare to File. Additional Page ( Form MC-020 ), if you need more space to write.
12. File and Serve Your Response. Once you have filled out all your forms, you have to file them with the court and "serve" (give a copy to) the
13. Get Ready and Go to Your Court Hearing.
14. After the Court Hearing.

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1. Fill Out Your Court Forms and Prepare to File 1. Read How Do I Ask for a Temporary Restraining Order? (Form DV-505-INFO) This form is also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
2. File Your Court Forms With the Court. Once you have filled out all your forms, you have to file them with the court. Follow these steps: 1. Take your forms to the court clerk.
3. "Serve" Your Papers on the Restrained Person. "Serving" means that the other side must get copies of any paper you file with the court. In “service” a third person (NOT you) is the one who actually delivers the paperwork to the other side.
4. Get Ready and Go to Your Court Hearing. Get Ready for Your Hearing. This section will tell you how to get ready for your hearing. Read Get Ready for the Restraining Order Court Hearing (Form DV-520-INFO) for more information.
5. After the Court Hearing. If the judge issues a restraining order at the hearing, or any type of orders, you will have to prepare a written order for the judge to sign.

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A domestic violence restraining order is an order that helps protect you from someone with whom you have a close relationship and who is abusive. It may contain orders telling that person what they cannot do to you. It may also have orders that tell that person to stay a certain distance away from you.

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If you want your restraining order to be entered into California’s statewide domestic violence computer system, you can register your order with the court. Fill out and take an Order to Register Out-of-State or Tribal Court Protective/Restraining Order (CLETS) ( Form DV-600) to your local court. Take a certified copy of your order with you.

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A domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) can: Order the abuser not to do the following to you, your children, and/or your family/household members: assault, threaten, abuse, follow, stalk, sexually assault, destroy the property of, come within a certain distance of, disturb the peace of, harass or make contact (directly or indirectly) on the telephone or by …

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California law requires the Court to post the orders against you in the statewide Domestic Violence Restraining Order System maintained by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). When posted, the orders are visible to …

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Domestic Violence Is: A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse, and/or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with. Abuse is defined as any of the following: Physically hurting or trying to hurt someone intentionally or recklessly; Sexual assault;

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To obtain a Domestic Violence Restraining Order you MUST have, or have had, a close personal relationship with the party you are asking to have restrained. Under the law, a relationship is defined as "close" if at least one of the following is true: You are married or were formerly married to the other party.

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A person may file a domestic violence temporary restraining order against you if you have threatened to abuse or have abused them. This order will protect them by preventing you from carrying out your threats or committing further abuse. Usually, these kinds of restraining orders are filed by a person with whom you have a close relationship.

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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES FAMILY LAW DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER (WITH CHILDREN) FORMS PACKET . LASC FAM 033 Rev. 01/20 . REQUEST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER (WITH CHILDREN) For Mandatory Use. FORMS …

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Free Online Option to Fill Out the Forms to Request a Domestic Violence Restraining Order The San Bernardino Superior Court offers you this free online program to fill out the forms to request or respond to a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. This program will NOT fill out the forms for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order.

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Sexual violence may include unwanted fondling, touching, or forced sexual intimacy. Family Code Section 6300 et. seq. provides the law covering protective orders and other domestic violence prevention orders. For more information, visit the California Courts / Judicial Council Self-Help Center - Domestic Violence Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Do you need help applying for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order? If you are in danger right now, dial 911. You can go to our Complete Forms at Home page for an online Question & Answer session that will help you fill out the legal forms required to apply for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Santa Clara County. Before you get started with the program, …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order with Minor Children. A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with. You can ask for a domestic violence restraining order if: o A person has abused (or threatened to abuse) you; AND

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You can ask for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order if: A person has abused you, and; You have a close relationship with that person (married or registered domestic partners, divorced, separated, dating or used to date, live together or used to live together*), or you are related (parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, mother-in-law, son-in …

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Domestic Violence Self Help; Restraining Orders. There are several types of restraining orders: domestic violence, civil harassment, workplace violence and elder or dependent adult abuse. This page contains information about domestic violence restraining orders. Find information about the other types of restraining order on the California

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How to Get a Protection Order

  • About. What is domestic violence? ...
  • Filing for a Domestic Violence Protective Order. Who can file for a DVPO? ...
  • Domestic Violence Court. What is the process for getting a DVPO? ...
  • Legal Representation. Can I represent myself in civil domestic violence court? ...
  • Enforcement. ...
  • Renewal. ...
  • Modification. ...

Do you have to pay for a domestic restraining order??

You do not have to pay to have the court forms served on the abuser if law enforcement serves the papers. The sheriff or marshal can serve domestic violence restraining orders for free 2 but your county may require that you fill out a “fee waiver application” first. If you hire a professional process server to serve the abuser, you must pay ...

How do I get a domestic violence protection order??

There are a few ways that a court can have personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state abuser:

  • The abuser has a substantial connection to your state. ...
  • One of the acts of abuse “happened” in your state. ...
  • If you file your petition and the abuser gets served with the court petition while s/he is in your state, this is another way for the court to get jurisdiction.

How do you respond to a restraining order??

Responding to the Restraining Order

  1. Fill Out Your Response and Prepare to File. Additional Page ( Form MC-020 ), if you need more space to write. ...
  2. File and Serve Your Response. Once you have filled out all your forms, you have to file them with the court and "serve" (give a copy to) the ...
  3. Get Ready and Go to Your Court Hearing. ...
  4. After the Court Hearing. ...

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