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Create and File Domestic Violence Restraining Order Free

In California, victims of domestic violence can get a restraining order against their abuser formally called a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO)

This is a free website that allows you to prepare your complete set of court documents required to file for your DVRO. You will be first screened for eligibility. If you are eligible, then you will be led through a series of questionnaires in plain non-legal language, with helpful explanations from lawyers and court officials. At the end of the process, you can electronically file (E-file for California Counties) or download your package of court forms required by California Courts.

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  • See if you're eligible!

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This website guides you through all topics to create Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) case documents for California.

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Testimonials

After I filled everything out, I was able to print it out and bring it into the courthouse. When I got to the courthouse, they were able to go through and accept it all. I had no problems.

ARIEL ANDERSON

Lakewood, Washington

How it works

Here are the main steps

1 Screening

Test if you are eligible for Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO)
✔ Answers a few questions beginning with your zip code at the top of this page 
✔ Get a yes/no answer along with detailed next steps 

2 Prepare application

Answer detailed questionnaires that cover you, your respondent, and your situation
✔ Attach supporting documents
✔ Application is auto-saved so your data is not lost
✔ Download as PDF or MS WORD files

3 Get Help

Get free consultation
✔ County's Protection Order Advocacy Program (POAP)
✔ Connect with pro bono programs
✔ Connect with legal clinics designed to help victims free of cost

 

4 E-File

Electronically file your documents 
✔ File the application to begin the process
✔ Judge will issue the order either the same day (emergency) or at the hearing 

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