There are many unfortunate situations in which people are in harm’s way due to another person and need to obtain a restraining order. Restraining orders are usually entered as temporary orders but can be made permanent if the situation requires it. Sometimes, a final restraining order has been issued but years down the road, one of the parties believes the restraining order is no longer necessary.
If you have a final restraining order against you, or if you have a final restraining order entered against someone else, you can make an application to the court to have it dissolved. That is the only way to dissolve the restraining order, and there are certain factors that the court is going to be interested in. If you were the victim of domestic violence, and you have the restraining order, you can go to the court and you can make an application to dissolve it fairly easily. If you are the person that has the restraining order entered against you, it is a little bit more difficult for you to make application for it to be resolved.
There are certain things the court is going to look at such as the length of time that has passed, if there have been any incidents that have occurred since that time, and whether or not the victim still has a continuing fear and wants the restraining order to remain in place. Those are some of the factors. Feel free to contact us to discuss it further, and we will see if we are able to help you with that situation.
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