We Serve Restraining Orders
There are different types of civil restraining orders, each with their own eligibility requirements and steps that need to be taken to get a restraining order. The types of restraining orders are:
Protects victims of abuse, serious harassment, or stalking. An emergency protective order is available 24 hours a day from the police.
Protects individuals from a spouse or former spouse; person you are dating, or person you have dated; lover; mother or father of your child; anyone closely related to you by blood marriage or adoption (example: mother, father, child, brother, sister, grandparent); or person who regularly lives in your home.
Protects elders and dependent adults from physical and financial abuse, neglect, isolation, abduction, harm, or deprivation by a caregiver.
Protects individuals from someone you have not dated and do not have a close relationship with like a neighbor, a roommate, friend, or family member not listed under Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.
Protects employees from workplace violence. A Workplace Violence Restraining Order can only be requested by an employer on behalf of their employee.
Protects students from violence in a private postsecondary school. A Private Postsecondary School Violence Restraining Order can only be requested by the chief administrative officer, or an officer or employee designated by the chief administrative officer on behalf of a student.
Prohibits an individual who poses a significant danger of personal injury to himself, herself, or another from owning, possessing, purchasing, receiving or attempting to purchase or receive a firearm or ammunition. A Firearms Restraining Order can only be requested by an immediate family member or law enforcement agency.
If you need protection, and you are not sure which type of restraining order to request from the court, you should consult an attorney.
Additional information regarding restraining orders can be found on the California Courts'- external link Website.
Where Do Restraining Orders Get Filed?
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Orders are filed at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse.
- Civil Harassment Restraining Orders, Workplace Violence Restraining Orders, Private Postsecondary School Violence Restraining Orders, and Firearms Restraining Orders are filed at Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse.