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Laws current as of January 11, 2024

Can I file to extend my final civil harassment order beyond five years?

You can apply to extend a civil harassment order without showing any further harassment since the original order was issued. At any time within the three months before the civil harassment order will run out, you can apply for a renewal of up to an additional five years. To file for a renewal, you must file a new petition for a civil harassment order and it is up to the judge to decide whether or not to extend it.1

1 Cal.C.C.P. § 527.6(j)(1)