You can file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order when someone is harassing you and you would like a court
order to make them stop.
YOU DO NOT FILE A CIVIL HARASSMENT RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST:
If the person you are wanting a restraining order against is not someone you could ask for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order against, or if you are unsure, you may need to complete a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. If you are uncertain, call the Kern County Law Library at 868-5320.
IF YOU NEED PAPERWORK FOR ANY STAGE OF A CIVIL HARASSMENT RESTRAINING ORDER:
Whether you are
1) Requesting a Civil Harassment Restraining Order,
2) Responding to a Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Order,
3) Requesting a continuance for more time to serve the person to be restrained,
4) Requesting to modify an existing order, or
5) Following up on your hearing on your Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Order,
You should be able to find the documents you need among the Judicial Council Forms for Civil Harassment Restraining Order.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS OF REQUESTING A CIVIL HARASSMENT RESTRAINING ORDER:
You may wish to read this informational guide about Filing and Serving your Civil Harassment Restraining Order.
TO SERVE A REQUEST FOR CIVIL HARASSMENT RESTRAINING ORDER:
Someone other than you, 18 or older needs to give a copy to whoever is being served and sign a proof of service. You must then turn the proof of service in to the court. This generally needs to be turned in at least 5 days before the hearing.
BE AWARE it usually takes a couple of days to receive your paperwork back from the court and immediate orders are not always granted. Read through the papers you get back from the court carefully to find out what orders there are until the hearing.
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