California Welfare & Institutions Code 15657.03 authorizes the issuance of a restraining order against abuse of a petitioning elder or dependent adult.  This decision holds that to secure renewal of such an order after its initial five-year term, the petitioner need not present proof of additional abuse after issuance of the initial order.  Instead, renewal is proper if the trial court finds the petitioner entertains a reasonable apprehension of future abuse.

California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 1 (Bendix, J., sitting by assignment); April 10, 2018 (partial publication); 2018 WL 1737214