Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic

This free workshop is sponsored by Bay Area Legal Aid and helps you understand the components of filing a domestic violence restraining order.

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that prohibits domestic violence. It can last up to 5 years and can be renewed. There is no filing fee. Violation of a restraining order is a crime.

This free workshop will help you understand how to:

  • order an abusive partner not to call you or send mail or e-mail
  • order an abusive partner to stay away from you or your home, work, school, or child care
  • order an abusive partner to move out of your home
  • order temporary custody, visitation and support
  • order reimbursement of costs from violence
  • order temporary use of property (i.e. car, home)
  • require the return of personal property
  • require a person to attend counseling
  • prohibit a person from having or getting a gun

Also available:
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics: Visit the Contra Costa Superior Court website for dates, times, locations and contact information.

If you have also been accused of abuse, you should contact this clinic, too.

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