Restraining Orders

How do you end a restraining order?

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10/09/2007

Most restraining orders are set to automatically expire after a specific time period. (ex: 30 days, 90 days, one year, etc.) If you want the Court to terminate a restraining order BEFORE that specified date, you must Petition the Court that granted it for an Order to Terminate. The Clerk of whatever Court issued the Restraining Order can help you with the required paperwork if you don't have an attorney. Remember though, once a Court issues a Restraining Order, it is rather reluctant to terminate it before the date contained within the order. Courts don't like to waste judicial time with people changing their minds.