Restraining Order

Restraining Orders may include the following:

  • 1. Personal conduct orders
  • 2. Stay-away orders
  • 3. Residence exclusion (“kick-out” or “move-out”) orders

Types of restraining orders

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order
  • Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Order
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order
  • Workplace Violence Restraining Order
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

You may request a domestic violence restraining order if: 
1) Someone has abused you, and
2) You have a close relationship with that person (married or registered domestic partners, divorced, separated, dating or used to date, have a child together, or live together or used to live together — but more than roommates), or you are closely related (parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, in-law).

Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Order
You may request an elder or dependent adult abuse restraining order if:
1) You are 65 or older, OR
2) You are between 18 and 64 and have certain mental or physical disabilities that keep you from being able to do normal activities or protect yourself; AND
3) You are a victim of:

  • Physical or financial abuse,
  • Neglect or abandonment,
  • Treatment that has physically or mentally hurt you, or
  • Deprivation by a caregiver of basic things or services you need so you will not suffer physically, mentally, or emotionally.

Civil Harassment Restraining Order
You may request a civil harassment restraining order if you are being harassed, stalked, abused, or threatened by someone you are not as close to as is required under domestic violence cases, like a roommate, a neighbor, or more distant family members like cousins, aunts or uncles, or nieces or nephews.