Starting Monday, March 5th:
- General family law filings will no longer be accepted in Pittsburg. The only exceptions are documents related to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Ex Parte (emergency) matters in cases that have been assigned to Dept. 11 or Dept. 22.
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders for unmarried parties without children must be filed online or in Martinez.
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What kind of Restraining Order do I need?
|People||Type of Restraining Order||Where to get the Restraining Order|
|Family members, current or former people with whom you have been intimate||Domestic Violence Restraining Order||Family Law Court|
|You or abuser is over the age of 65 and there are allegations of physical, financial or emotional/psychological abuse||Elder Abuse||Taylor Courthouse|
|Neighbor or other unrelated person||Civil Harassment Order||Taylor Courthouse|
|Workers and/or managers||Workplace Violence||Taylor Courthouse|