Alameda 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 Alameda County.
You can file your papers in person at the following three courthouses:George E. McDonald Hall of Justice, 2233 Shoreline Drive Alameda, CA 94501Hayward Hall of Justice, 24405 Amador Street Hayward, CA 94544René C. Davidson Courthouse, 1225 Fallon Street Oakland, CA 94612Note: Although your papers may be filed at any of these three courthouses, your hearing will be held at either George E. McDonald Hall of Justice or Hayward Hall of Justice. DVRO hearings are not held at René C. Davidson Courthouse.
The Alameda Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) and Bay Area Legal Aid can help you complete your paperwork. Contact them at the numbers below for more information:
You can contact the FVLC at 1-800-947-8301 or 510-208-0220.You can contact Bay Area Legal Aid at 510-663-4744.
The Self-Help/Family Law Facilitator's office can also assist with your forms. Find the schedule and information for here.
No. Alameda 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 Alameda 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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