Riverside 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 Riverside County.
You can file your papers in person or by e-fax.Riverside Family Law Courthouse4175 Main StreetRiverside, CA 92501Hemet Courthouse880 N. State StreetHemet, CA 92543Indio Larson Justice Center46-200 Oasis StreetIndio, CA 92201Blythe Courthouse265 N. BroadwayBlythe, CA 92225To file your papers by e-fax, go to Riverside Superior Court's Electronic Fax Filing Page.
The Riverside Legal Aid clinic schedule can be found here.The Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association clinic schedule can be found here.The Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino clinic schedule can be found here.You can also request a domestic violence restraining order at any of the safe haven locations here.
No. Riverside 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.Riverside does require local cover sheet forms, which can be accessed here (without children) and here (with children).
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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