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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
June 26, 2020

Can I extend my civil no contact order?

Yes. An emergency or plenary civil no contact order can be extended one or more times if there is “good cause” to do so. However, if you are not asking the judge to make any changes to the extended order, and the abuser doesn’t oppose your request for an extension, the judge can extend the order just based on your statement that there has been no change in circumstances since entry of the order and based on whatever reason you give for requesting the extension.1

1 740 ILCS 22/216(c),(d-5)