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Restraining Orders

Domestic Violence Restraining Order (With Children) Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)

Domestic Violence Restraining Order (Without Children) Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)

Civil Harassment Restraining Order Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)

Elder Abuse Restraining Orders Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)

Workplace Violence Restraining Order Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Renewal Packet
- This packet contains these forms (click to view & download)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a restraining order?

A restraining order is court order that can protect you from being physically abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed.

How much does it cost?

If you are asking for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order or an Elder Abuse Restraining Order, there is no cost. If you are asking for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order, you don't have to pay a fee if the person you want a restraining order against:

  • Was violent
  • Threatened you
  • Stalked you
  • Acted in a way that scared you.
If this does not apply to your case, you will have to pay a fee to file your request for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order unless you qualify for a Fee Waiver. You can find information and forms for asking for a Fee Waiver here.

What kind of orders can I get from the court?

Here are 4 kinds of orders you can ask for:

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order,
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order,
  • Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Order, and
  • Workplace Violence Restraining Order.

When can I ask for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

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-law) or you have a child with the person.
*You have to be more involved than just roommates.

When can I ask for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order?

You can ask for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order if you suffer harassment by someone who is not close to you.

Harassment is violence, a threat of violence, or actions that really scare, annoy or harass you, done on purpose and for no good reason.

Civil harassment order can be used to protect you from roommates, neighbors, and co-workers.

When can I ask for an Elder or Dependent Adult Protective Order?

You can ask for an Elder or Dependent Adult Restraining Order if:

  • You are 65 or older, or you are between 18 and 64 and have certain disabilities, and
  • You are a victim of:
  • Physical or financial abuse,
  • Neglect, abandonment or
  • Treatment that has physically or mentally hurt you.

When can I ask for a Workplace Violence Restraining Order?

You can ask for a Workplace Violence Restraining Order if:

  • You are an employer, and
  • You seek a restraining order to protect an employee* who has suffered violence or a real threat of violence at the workplace.
* An employee CAN'T ask for a Workplace Violence Restraining Order; only the employer can.

Contact Information:

    LOCATION

    Superior Court of California
    County of Humboldt
    825 Fifth Street, Rm 305 (3rd floor)
    Eureka, CA 95501

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