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FORM DV-120 INSTRUCTIONS

ANSWER TO TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (DV-120)


At the top of page 3, DV-120

  Fill out the caption boxes as follows:
Case Number: Write in the case number. - (the same number as on
page 1)
   


14.    Property Control Order:

Check this box if the Protected Person asked for Property Control by marking box 14 on the Request for Order (Form DV-100) (page 3).

  1. Check this box if you agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.
  2. Check this box to tell the judge that you do not agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.

    If you check box "b", then write the reasons you do not agree on page 4 of this form - in item 23.  


15.    Debt Payment Order:

Check this box if the Protected Person asked for Debt Payments by marking box 15 on the Form DV-100 (page 3).

  1. Check this box if you agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.
  2. Check this box to tell the judge that you do not agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.

    If you check box "b", then write the reasons you do not agree on page 4 of this form - in item 23.  


16.    Property Restraint Order:

Check this box if the Protected Person asked for Property Restraint by marking box 16 on the Form DV-100 (page 3).

  1. Check this box if you agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.
  2. Check this box to tell the judge that you do not agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.

    If you check box "b", then write the reasons you do not agree on page 4 of this form - in item 23.  


17.     Spousal Support Order:

Check this box if the Protected Person asked for Spousal Support Orders by marking box 17 on Form DV-100 (page 4).

  1. Check this box if you agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.
  2. Check this box to tell the judge that you do not agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.

    If you check box "b", then write the reasons you do not agree on page 4 of this form - in item 23

NOTE: If you check this box you must fill out, serve and file with the court an Income and Expense Declaration (Form FL-150).  The Family Law Facilitator in your county can help you to fill out this form.


18.    Lawyer's Fees and Costs:

Check this box if the Protected Person asked for Lawyer's Fees by marking box 18 on the Form DV-100 (page 4).

  1. Check this box if you agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.
  2. Check this box to tell the judge that you do not agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.

    If you check box "b", then write the reasons you do not agree on page 4 of this form - in item 23.  

  3. Check this box to ask the judge to order payment of your lawyer's fees and costs.

NOTE: If you check this box you must fill out, serve and file with the court an Income and Expense Declaration (Form FL-150).  The Family Law Facilitator in your county can help you to fill out this form.


19.    Payments for Costs and Services:

Check this box if the Protected Person asked for Payments for Costs and Services by marking box 19 on the Form DV-100 (page 4).

  1. Check this box if you agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.
  2. Check this box to tell the judge that you do not agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.

    If you check box "b", then write the reasons you do not agree on page 4 of this form - in item 23 


20.    Batterer Intervention Program:

Check this box if the Protected Person asked for you to attend a Batterer Intervention Program by marking box 20 on the Form DV-100 (page 4).

  1. Check this box if you agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.
  2. Check this box to tell the judge that you do not agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.

    If you check box "b", then write the reasons you do not agree on page 4 of this form - in item 23.


21.    Other Orders:

Check this box if the Protected Person asked for Other Orders by marking box 21 on the Form DV-100 (page 4).

  1. Check this box if you agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.
  2. Check this box to tell the judge that you do not agree with what the Protected Person asked for regarding this part of the restraining order.

    If you check box "b", then write the reasons you do not agree on page 4 of this form - in item 23


22.    Out-of-Pocket Expenses:

Check this box if you want the court to order the Protected Person to pay any out-of-pocket expenses you have because of this court action, like costs for a process server or a paralegal, lost wages, etc.

NOTE: If you check this box you must fill out, serve and file with the court an Income and Expense Declaration (Form FL-150).

There is room on this form for one item of expense, with its amount. After “Item” write what you spent money on, and after “Amount: $” write how much you spent.

NOTE: If you need more room to write in your expenses you can use: Additional Page (Form MC-020).



At the top of page 4, DV-120

  Fill out the caption boxes as follows:
Case Number: Write in the case number. - (the same number as on
page 1)
   


23.    Reasons I do not agree to the orders requested:

If you do not agree with what the Protected Person asked for on the Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order (Form DV-100), explain why here. Then give enough information and detail so that the judge will be able to understand your side of the case as to what happened.  Include any evidence that you have showing that what you say is true.  If you are asking for a different child custody and visitation plan than the one the Protected Person asked for, be sure to say why your plan will be "best" for your child.

Check the box if you need more room to write in the things you do not agree with on the Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order (Form DV-100).  Use a separate sheet of paper.  On the top of that page write, "DV-120, Reasons I Do Not Agree."  Then continue to tell the judge your side of the case.


24.

Write the date, then print, and sign your name.  You are promising under penalty of perjury that every thing you have written on this form is true and correct.

If you have a lawyer, your lawyer should also date and sign the form.