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October 29, 2019

How do I extend my protective order?

If you would like to extend your protective order, you must file a motion with the court and your petition will be served upon the abuser. The court will hold a hearing where you and the abuser both have the right to be present. The judge has the option of extending the order for up to three years or making the order permanent.1

1 O.C.G.A § 19-13-4(c)