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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Is:

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse, and/or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with. Abuse is defined as any of the following:

  • Physically hurting or trying to hurt someone intentionally or recklessly;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Making someone reasonably afraid that they or someone else are about to be seriously hurt (like threats or promises to harm someone); OR
  • Behavior like harassing, stalking, threatening, or hitting someone; disturbing someone's peace; or destroying someone's personal property, or impersonating someone on the Internet in order to harm or intimidate them.

A Restraining Order can order the restrained person to:

  • Not contact or go near you, your children, other relatives, or others who live with you;

  • Stay away from your home, work, or your children’s schools;

  • Move out of your house (even if you live together);

  • Not have a gun;

  • Follow child custody and visitation orders;

  • Pay child support;

  • Pay spousal or partner support (if you are married or domestic partners);

  • Stay away from any of your pets;

  • Pay certain bills; and

  • Release or return certain property.


Restraining Services Flyer 

Where Can I Get Help with Domestic Violence Restraining Order Forms?

You may contact the legal services listed on the Restraining Order Resources (pdf ) page to request assistance with filling out forms and other supportive services.

If you think you may be a victim of abuse, please call the National Hotline for additional information at  1.800.799.7233 or  1.800.787.3224 (TDD)

Online Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders:

You can complete and use eSubmit to file your domestic violence forms online. Please print and read these eSubmit instructions before you begin.


Fillable Form Packets:

Form Packet Name Form Links Resources
Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order (with Children)

English (pdf )

Español (pdf )

Complete forms
Online (external site )
Referencia en Español (pdf )
Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order (without Children) English (pdf )
Español (pdf )
Complete forms
Online (external site )
Referencia en Español (pdf )
Answer to Domestic Violence Restraining Order English (pdf ) Complete forms
Online (external site )

After completing your forms, use eSubmit to file your Domestic Violence Forms (above).

Links to Service Providers

Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center


Safe Family Justice Centers Riverside County

Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino


Alternatives to Domestic Violence

Shelter from the Storm

Safe at Home