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Restraining Orders

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What is a restraining order to prevent elder or dependent adult abuse?

You can get a restraining order to prevent elder or dependent abuse if you are the victim of abuse and you are elderly (65 or older) or you are a dependent adult.*  You do not have to have a specific relationship with the abuser to get an order.

* Cal Wel. & Inst. Code §§ 15657.03(a)(1), 15610.27