How do I change or extend the protection order?
If you want to extend (renew), change (modify), or terminate your order, you have to return to court to file an application for renewal, modification, or termination.
If you are filing to renew your order, you should file this application before your first order expires. If you show “good cause” to the judge as to why the order should be renewed, the judge can renew the order for an “appropriate” time period as directed by the judge or the order can be made permanent with no end date.If the abuser objects to the order being renewed, there will be a hearing where the abuser can be present and you will have to prove to the judge why you need the order renewed. The abuser will have the chance to object to the order being renewed and present his/her own evidence. If the abuser does not object to the renewal once s/he receives notice of the hearing, then it’s possible that the order can be renewed without a hearing.1
1 I.C. § 39-6306(5)