California : Family Code: 6200-6218
(provided by Divorce Source, Inc.)
Published 5.20.98

6200. This division may be cited as the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.

6201. Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, the definitions in this part govern the construction of this code.

6203. "Abuse" means intentionally or recklessly to cause or attempt to cause bodily injury, or sexual assault, or to place a person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to that person or to another.

6205. "Affinity," when applied to the marriage relation, signifies the connection existing in consequence of marriage between each of the married persons and the blood relatives of the other.

6209. "Cohabitant" means a person who regularly resides in the household. "Former cohabitant" means a person who formerly regularly resided in the household.

6211. "Domestic violence" is abuse perpetrated against any of the following persons:

6215. "Emergency protective order" means an order issued under Part 3 (commencing with Section 6240).

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:


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