The San Bernardino Superior Court offers you this free online program to fill out the forms to request or respond to a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. This program will NOT fill out the forms for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order. (Civil Harassment applies when there is no romantic or close family relationship between the parties.)
You will be asked a series of questions about your situation. Be sure to answer each question, since ALL the information is needed to fill out the forms completely.
Depending upon your situation, it may take you from 10 minutes to 30 minutes to answer all the questions. If the Request seeks child or spousal support or attorney fees, you will need to fill out Income & Expense Declaration on paper. The program will provide you with a blank form to be filled out in black ink.
If you create an account, you can save your answers and come back to it at any time. Creating an account is NOT REQUIRED to use the program.
Please note that the system will time you out at 2 hours, possibly without a warning. If you have created an account, your answers will be saved. However, if you did not create an account, then you will have to re-do your work.
At the end of the questions, you will be able to print your completed forms to take to the courthouse for filing. You can also easily email the forms to someone to print them out for you. There is no electronic filing of the forms at this time.