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Legal Information: Connecticut

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 2, 2019

Can I change or extend my order?

To change (modify) your order, you would file a modification petition with the clerk and a hearing would be held.

To extend an order, you would file a motion to extend the order with the clerk and a hearing would be held. The order can be renewed for such additional time as the judge believes is necessary.1 The Connecticut Judicial Branch website suggests filing the motion to extend two to three weeks before your order is set to expire.2

1 C.G.S. § 46b-15(g)
2 CT Judicial Branch website’s brochure