CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
Ex Parte Orders
Family Code Section 6320
(a) The court may issue an ex parte order enjoining a party from molesting,
attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting, battering,
credibly impersonating as described in Section 528.5 of the Penal Code,
falsely personating as described in Section 529 of the Penal Code, harassing,
telephoning, including, but not limited to, making annoying telephone
calls as described in Section 653m of the Penal Code, destroying personal
property, contacting, either directly or indirectly, by mail or otherwise,
coming within a specified distance of, or disturbing the peace of the
other party, and, in the discretion of the court, on a showing of good
cause, of other named family or household members.
(b) On a showing of good cause, the court may include in a protective order
a grant to the petitioner of the exclusive care, possession, or control
of any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by either the petitioner
or the respondent or a minor child residing in the residence or household
of either the petitioner or the respondent. The court may order the respondent
to stay away from the animal and forbid the respondent from taking, transferring,
encumbering, concealing, molesting, attacking, striking, threatening,
harming, or otherwise disposing of the animal.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2014.