I am trying to get information on a Emergency Protective Order for a relative . The order was never served and the only copy of the order was a photocopy of Application for the Emergency Protective Order ( LETS ) OPE - 001 which was sent by mail to the restrained party by the person to be protected . The details are as follows : Spelling of the restrained person's last name in items # 2 and # 9 is not correct as the first letter is wrong and identical in both instances . Item # 8 has the name of the judge and the time / date contacted but box number 8 is not checked . Item 13 is blank , isn't this a requirement of CA Family Code Section 6253 ( c ) Proof of Service items 14 - 17 , name / signature of server is all blank . Does it need to be served and then court filed before it will be part of the court files ?somehow avvo messed up, it's CLETS and EPO-001. Basically, the EPO-001 seems more like a application and the items mentioned were all blank so wouldn't this mean under California Family Code 6200 seq, it's not even a valid order until all the correct boxes are checked, all blanks are filled in and it's served prior to it's expiration. What I want to know is with all those problems, would it still be in the courts files and available as public record?