Domestic Violence / Emergency Ex Parte Orders
Domestic Violence and Emergency Ex Parte filings may be filed in-person from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Filings can also be can be submitted by email as PDF files to
email@example.com, by drop box, or by mail.
The drop box is located in front of the Peter Spinetta Family Law Building, 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Filings submitted by mail should be sent to: Family Law, 751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
DVROs will not be returned by mail or email; they must be picked up from the Peter Spinetta Family Law Building at 751 Pine Street, Martinez from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Family court staff will contact attorneys and litigants when their orders are ready for pick up. Please refer to the Fifth Amended Emergency Local Rules below:
FIFTH AMENDED EMERGENCY LOCAL RULES - FAMILY LAW - EFFECTIVE MARCH 1ST, 2021
Applications for Civil Harrassment and Other Restraining Orders
Restraining Order requests, other than for domestic violence, shall be brought for processing to Department 57, Room 102 at the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse, 725 Court St., Martinez,
between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Requests submitted after 10:30 a.m. will be processed the next court day.
Hearings on Civil Harrassment and Other Restraining Orders
Hearings will be conducted in person.
Remote appearances require compliance with CCP Section 367.75 and completion of RA-010.
Oppositions to requests for remote appearances require completion of RA-015.
In cases where remote appearance is opposed, written court approval will be required.
If your matter is approved for remote appearance, you will be notified by the court with instructions for remote connectivity.
For all remote hearings, parties must serve and submit documents to the clerk’s office in person, via drop box or overnight delivery 3 court days prior to the hearing. Electronic delivery is not permitted.
What kind of Restraining Order do I need?
||Type of Restraining Order
||Where to get the Restraining Order
|Family members, current or former people with whom you have been intimate
||Domestic Violence Restraining Order
||Family Law Court
|You or abuser is over the age of 65 and there are allegations of physical, financial or emotional/psychological abuse
|Neighbor or other unrelated person
||Civil Harassment Order
|Workers and/or managers