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In California, if all paperwork needed for the court hearing was correctly completed and the judge made a decision, he or she will have signed a court order stating what decision was made. However...

THE CASE IS NOT COMPLETED UNTIL THE PERSON SEEKING PROTECTION HAS FILED THE "ORDER"(S) AT THE CLERK'S OFFICE.

It is very important that the "Order"(s) be filed Opens new window to complete the court process and allow the Restraining Order to take effect.

  • For information about where to file these forms in Contra Costa County, California, see the information page on this type of case in Contra Costa County.
  • After the court hearing, make 5 copies of the Restraining Order After Hearing (CLETS) (Form DV-130) and any additional orders, such as child custody and visitation. Then take the original orders and copies to the clerk's office so they can be stamped and filed. The court will keep the originals and return the copies to you.
  • Next, a copy of each Order is to be "served" Opens new window on the Restrained Person.
    For more information on how to do this, click here.
  • Finally, a photocopy of this Restraining Order is to be given to the local police or sheriff's office so that they will know how to enforce the Orders.


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