Legal Information: Connecticut

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 6, 2018

Can I change or extend my order?

Yes. To modify (change) 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 2 to 3 weeks before your order is set to expire.2

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