How and Where to File Restraining Order Papers With the Court
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In California, a Domestic Violence Restraining Order process normally gets started when someone asks for protection by filing papers with a court clerk.
You can file your forms with the court either in person or by mail.
- Most people choose to file in person, so that nothing gets lost and they can get their orders as soon as possible, and so if there is a problem with their paperwork they can fix it on th
- If you file by mail, it will take a few extra days, and you must send an extra copy of each form and a stamped, self-addressed envelope so the court clerk can mail you an official (filed) copy of each form.
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