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Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence Help

Domestic violence actions are filed at the Family Law window located on the first floor of the Justice Center Courthouse. Parties alleging domestic violence may file for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. Domestic violence forms that you can complete online are available on the California Courts website.

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Restraining Order

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Parties alleging domestic violence may file for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. Domestic violence forms that you can complete on line are available here.

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order issued to protect people from abuse. Under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, abuse is defined as any of the following:

  • Intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury.

  • Sexual assault.

  • Placing a person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to that person or to another.

  • Engaging in any behavior that has been, or could be, legally prohibited such as: molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, battering, harassing, telephoning, destroying personal property, contacting the other by mail or otherwise, or disturbing the peace of the other person.

Available Requests

A victim of domestic violence may request any of the following:

  • An order restraining the abuse from abusing the victim, and other family members.

  • An order directing the abuser to leave the household.

  • An order preventing the abuse from entering the residence, school, business, or place of employment of the victim.

  • An order awarding the victim or the other parent custody of or visitation with a minor child or children.

  • An order restraining the abuser from molesting or interfering with minor children in the custody of the victim.

  • An order directing the party not granted custody to pay support of minor children, if that party has a legal obligation to do so.

  • An order directing the abuser to make specified debt payments while the order is in effect.

  • An order directing that either or both parties participate in counseling.

For more information on domestic violence, click on the links below.

Domestic Violence Resources

Fill Out Domestic Violence Forms Online

 

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