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Restraining Orders

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Types of Restraining Orders

A Restraining Order is an order issued by the Court which is meant to protect a person from harm or harassment. There are several types of Restraining Orders, use this table to find out which one best fits your situation and follow the appropriate link to learn more on the California Courts website.

People Involved: Type Required:
Neighbor or other unrelated person Civil Harassment
  »How to File
  »How to Respond
Family members, current or former individuals with whom you have
been intimate or had a relationship
Domestic Violence
  »How to File
  »How to Respond
A person 65 years or older or a dependent adult and there are allegations of physical, financial, mental/emotional abuse, neglect or abandonment. Elder / Dependent Adult Abuse
  »How to File
  »How to Respond
Workers and/or managers Workplace Violence
  »How to File
  »How to Respond
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