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Disturbing the Peace of Another.

Family Code section 6320 allows a domestic violence restraining order to be issued when one family member disturbs the peace of another family member. The ordinary meaning of disturb is to agitate and destroy the quiet of a person’s peace. Peace is freedom from worry. Therefore, the plain meaning of the section means that one party destroys the mental or emotional calm of the other party.