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Family Code - FAM

DIVISION 10. PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE [6200 - 6460]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 154. )
  

PART 4. PROTECTIVE ORDERS AND OTHER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION ORDERS [6300 - 6389]

  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 154. )
  

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [6300 - 6308]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 154. )

  
6305.  

(a) The court shall not issue a mutual order enjoining the parties from specific acts of abuse described in Section 6320 unless both of the following apply:

(1) Both parties personally appear and each party presents written evidence of abuse or domestic violence in an application for relief using a mandatory Judicial Council restraining order application form. For purposes of this paragraph, written evidence of abuse or domestic violence in a responsive pleading does not satisfy the party’s obligation to present written evidence of abuse or domestic violence. By July 1, 2016, the Judicial Council shall modify forms as necessary to provide notice of this information.

(2) The court makes detailed findings of fact indicating that both parties acted as a primary aggressor and that neither party acted primarily in self-defense.

(b) For purposes of subdivision (a), in determining if both parties acted primarily as aggressors, the court shall consider the provisions concerning dominant aggressors set forth in paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 836 of the Penal Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 73, Sec. 1. (AB 536) Effective January 1, 2016.)