Fill out the forms you need and take them to the court clerk. The clerk will give your forms to the judge.
The judge will look at them and decide whether to make (“grant”) the temporary orders. Sometimes the judge will
want to talk to you. If so, the clerk will tell you.
Use this form as a checklist.
(Look at the numbers at the top of yo ur forms.)
How Do I Ask For a Temporary Restraining Order?
Judicial Council of California
Revised January 1, 2012
DV-505-INFO, Page 1 of 3
DV-105 Request for Child Custody and Visitation Orders
DV-140 Child Custody and Visitation Order
FL-150* Inco me an d Expen se Declar at ion or
FL-155* Financial Statement (Simplified)
* Read Which Financial Form—FL-155 or FL-150? (Form DV-570) to know which one is right for you.
DV-120 Response to Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
DV-130 Restraining Order After Hearing (Order of Protection)
DV-200 Proof of Personal Service
How Do I Ask for a Temporary Restraining Order?
(Domestic Violence Prevention)
DV-109 Notice of Court Hearing
DV-100 Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
b. If you have children with the person you want protection
from, you also need:
c. If you want child support or spousal support, you also need:
d. Ask the clerk if your county has special forms or rules.
e. There are other forms you will need later (do not fill them out now):
a. For a restraining order you need:
Keep one copy with you, always. You may need to show it to the police.
Keep another copy in a safe place.
Give a copy to anyone else protected by the order.
Take copies to places where the restrained person is ordered not to go (school, work, child care, etc.)
Give a copy to the security officers in your apartment building and workplace.
Restraining orders get entered into CLETS, a statewide computer system that lets police know about your order.
The court will send the order to law enforcement or CLETS for you.
What to do with your copies:
Find out if the judge made the temporary restraining orders. Ask the clerk when to come back to see if
the judge signed the order (Form DV-110). The judge must decide by the next business day. If the judge grants a
temporary restraining order, check it carefully to see what the orders are. The judge might not order everything you
requested. The court will set a hearing date on Form DV-109 whether or not the judge grants any temporary orders.
“File” the judge’s order. The clerk will keep the original forms for the court and will file-stamp up to three
copies for you. If you need more, you may make them yourself.
DV-110 Temporary Restraining Order
CLETS-001 (Confidential CLETS Information)
Name of Person Asking for Ord
Notice of Court Hea
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