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Civil Harassment
Restraining Orders

What Is

Civil Harassment?



"In general, civil harassment is abuse, threats of abuse, stalking, sexual assault, or serious harassment by someone you have not dated and do not have a close relationship with, like a neighbor, a roommate, or a friend (that you have never dated). It is also civil harassment if the abuse is from a family member that is not included in the list under domestic violence. So, for example, if the abuse is from an uncle or aunt, a niece or nephew, or a cousin, it is considered civil harassment and not domestic violence."

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Civil Harassment Restraining Order Index | California Courts | Self Help Guide

Find a specific page or step-by-step instructions within our Civil Harassment Restraining Order content.

Read about the law in Code of Civil Procedure CHAPTER 3. Injunction [sections 525 - 534]

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