San Joaquin County Domestic Violence Restraining Order FAQs
HelpSelf's county-specific resources will help you file a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) in your county. This article explains how to file a DVRO in San Joaquin County.
You can file your papers in person at the San Joaquin Superior Court at:180 E Weber Ave,Stockton, CA 95202
The San Joaquin County Superior Court Pro Per Clinic can help review your paper work, and you can find their schedule here. You can also call Victim Witness at (209) 468-2500 or the Women's Center at (209) 941-2611.
No. San Joaquin does not require you to give notice to the Respondent before filing your initial temporary restraining order forms.But remember, you will still need to serve the document on the Respondent at least 5 days before the hearing date listed on your DV-109.Also, there are no local San Joaquin court DVRO forms.
Respondent must be served at least five days before the hearing. The Sheriff's office will serve your papers for free. You can also have someone over the age of 18 who is not party to the case hand-deliver the documents to the person to be restrained. More information here.
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