If you are over the age of 65 and feel as if you are being abused either physically or financially you can ask for an Elder Abuse/Dependent Adult restraining order. For more information about elder/dependent adult abuse, see the Judicial Council's Self-Help website
To ask for a restraining order/protective order, you must fill out the correct forms. You can get the forms from:
Use a blue or black ink pen when filling out the forms.
Fill out the Request for Restraining Orders (EA-100
Start at the top of the page and work down. You are the Petitioner and the Protected Party. Put your name next to Petitioner: and the other persons name next to the Respondent.
Read each question starting with number 1.
Check the box that applies to you and write in the information in the blank space at the end of each question.
Fill out the Order to Show Cause and Temporary Restraining Order (EA-120
After you have filled out your forms, take them to the Clerk’s Office at the nearest Superior Court location in Alameda County.
Inform the Court Clerk that you are filling an Elder Abuse Petition. There are no filing fees for this Petition.