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CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE

PROTECTIVE ORDERS AND OTHER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDERS

Ex Parte Orders

Family Code Section 6320.5


(a) An order denying a petition for an ex parte order pursuant to Section 6320 shall include the reasons for denying the petition.

(b) An order denying a jurisdictionally adequate petition for an ex parte order, pursuant to Section 6320, shall provide the petitioner the right to a noticed hearing on the earliest date that the business of the court will permit, but not later than 20 days or, if good cause appears to the court, 25 days from the date of the order. The petitioner shall serve on the respondent, at least 5 days before the hearing, copies of all supporting papers filed with the court, including the application and affidavits.

(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), upon the denial of the ex parte order pursuant to Section 6320, the petitioner shall have the option of waiving his or her right to a noticed hearing. However, nothing in this section shall preclude a petitioner who waives his or her right to a noticed hearing from refiling a new petition, without prejudice, at a later time.

(d) The Judicial Council, on or before January 1, 2010, shall develop a form to implement this section.