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How to Obtain a Restraining Order

Last updated 5 years ago

Restraining orders are judicially granted petitions that forbid two people from interacting with one another for a period of time. This video explains the process for obtaining one of these documents in order to protect yourself or your loved ones from threat of injury or physical harm.

The first step is to fill out a restraining order form or worksheet. This is often available from an attorney or the local court’s website. This form must be filed with the clerk of the court, and may require a filing fee or proof of identification. The judge can then grant an emergency order and schedule a date and time during which the victim and defendant can both attend a hearing to explain their issues.

The process for obtaining a restraining order is different in each state, and can even vary from county to county. That is why it is important to consult a local family law attorney if you are thinking of filing one of these documents. Bay Area residents in need of help in San Jose country should contact Moreno Family Law has by dialing (408) 266-9011.


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