Read the judge's orders
Once you pick up your forms, read the forms to see what the judge ordered.
You have a court date. Look at form EA-109 to see when and where your court date is.
If the judge signed form EA-110, this means there is a temporary restraining order.
- The orders granted on form EA-110 only last until the court date. You must go to your court date if you want the court to grant a long-term restraining order.
- Keep a copy of the signed EA-110 form with you at all times, and with the elder or dependent adult or their caregivers if you filed to protect someone else. If you have a phone, you can also use your phone to take a picture of all the pages so you always have proof of it. Having a copy of your restraining order will help if you or someone else needs to call the police to report a violation.
If the judge did not grant you a temporary restraining order, the judge can still grant you a restraining order at your court date. If you still want a restraining order, you will need to follow all the steps in the process, including having the other side served. If you no longer want a restraining order, get free help at your local Self-Help Center or talk to a lawyer to learn how to cancel it.
After you get a court date for your restraining order, you must have someone give a copy of your court papers to the person you need protection from (the other side in your case). This is called serving court papers.