Forms

You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you are not sure which forms to use, talk to your family law facilitator, self-help center, or a lawyer. Click for help finding a lawyer.

NOTE: All California courts use the same basic set of forms. But some courts have special, local forms, too. To see if you will need any special, local forms, contact your court clerk or check your court’s website. The forms may be posted on their site. If not, the site will list the address and phone number of your local courthouse.

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the appropriate table. If the form you need is fillable, you will be able to fill and print it out.


Forms to Ask for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order

Form Name                                                                Form Number    Purpose
Can a Civil Harassment Restraining Order Help Me? CH-100-INFO Read first. Information sheet on how to ask for a civil harassment restraining order.
Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders  CH-100 Use to start the court case to get a civil harassment restraining order.
Notice of Court Hearing CH-109 Will tell you when to go to court.
Temporary Restraining Order (CLETS-TCH) CH-110 Will tell you which, if any, temporary restraining orders (TROs) the judge signed
Confidential CLETS Information CLETS-001 Fill out when you file for your restraining order. Gives information about your case to all law enforcement agencies through a computerized database.

Additional Page

 

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Attachment to Judicial Council Form

MC-020

 

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MC-025

Use if you need more space to answer some of the questions when you fill out your Request.
Civil Case Cover Sheet CM-010 Required when you file any new civil case.
Declaration

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Attached Declaration 

MC-030  

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MC-031

Use to give more information or for witness statements.
What Is “Proof of Personal Service”? CH-200-INFO Gives you information on serving your civil harassment papers.
Proof of Personal Service CH-200 Use to prove that you had someone 18 or older (NOT you) give the person to be restrained a copy of the request, notice of court hearing, and temporary restraining order (if issued) in person.
Civil Harassment Restraining Order After Hearing (CLETS-CHO) CH-130 If the judge grants any restraining orders, he or she will sign this form.
Proof of Service of Order After Hearing by Mail CH-260  Use to prove that you had someone 18 or older (NOT you) mail to the restrained person a copy of your Civil Harassment Restraining Order After Hearing (Form CH-130). Make sure you can in fact serve Form CH-130 by mail in your case.
How Can I Respond to a Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders? CH-120-INFO Serve on the restrained person with the TRO.
Response to Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders CH-120 Leave this form blank and serve on the restrained person with the copy of your request and notice of hearing.
Proof of Firearms Turned In, Sold,or Stored  CH-800 Leave this form blank and serve on the restrained person with the copy of your request and notice of hearing.

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Forms to Answer a Civil Harassment Restraining Order

Form Name Form Number Purpose
How Can I Respond to a Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders? CH-120-INFO Read first. Information sheet on how to answer or oppose a request for a civil harassment restraining order.
Response to Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders CH-120 Use to tell the court why the restraining orders requested should not be granted.

Additional Page

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Attachment to Judicial Council Form

MC-020

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MC-025

Use if you need more space to answer some of the questions when you fill out your Response.
Declaration

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Attached Declaration

MC-030

OR

MC-031

Use to give more information or for witness statements.
Proof of Firearms Turned In, Sold, or Stored  CH-800 Use to prove that you turned in any firearms that you owned to law enforcement or sold them to (or stored them with) a licensed gun dealer.
How Do I Turn in, Sell, or Store My Firearms? CH-800-INFO Information on what to do with your firearm.
Proof of Service of Response by Mail CH-250 Use it to prove that someone at least 18 years old (not you) sent a copy of your Response by mail to the protected person.

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