CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE
DEFINITION OF "PROTECTIVE ORDER" IN DV STATUTES
Family Code Section 6218
"Protective order" means an order that includes any of the following
restraining orders, whether issued ex parte, after notice and hearing,
or in a judgment:
(a) An order described in
Section 6320 enjoining specific acts of abuse.
(b) An order described in
Section 6321 excluding a person from a dwelling.
(c) An order described in
Section 6322 enjoining other specified behavior.