California : Family Code: 6250-6257
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Published 5.20.98

6250. A judicial officer may issue an ex parte emergency protective order where a law enforcement officer asserts reasonable grounds to believe any of the following:

6251. An emergency protective order may be issued only if the judicial officer finds both of the following:

6252. An emergency protective order may include any of the following specific orders, as appropriate:

6253. An emergency protective order shall include all of the following:

6254. The fact that the endangered person has left the household to avoid abuse does not affect the availability of an emergency protective order.

6255. An emergency protective order shall be issued without prejudice to any person.

6256. An emergency protective order expires at the earlier of the following times:

6257. If an emergency protective order concerns an endangered child, the child's parent or guardian who is not a restrained person, or a person having temporary custody of the endangered child, may apply to the court for a restraining order under Section 213.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

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