Before Going to Court

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If you have been accused of abuse, it makes sense to learn more about what restraining orders are, and how the domestic violence restraining order process works.

This section will help you understand:

To learn how to file a response to a Restraining Order, click here

At any time, you can:

  • Read answers for Frequently Asked Questions about domestic violence.
  • Read some general information about How Courts Work, click here. Opens new window
  • Watch some videos with general information about how California's court system works, click here. Opens new window
  • Watch a short video called "Before You Go to Court", click here. Opens new window


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