WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

Legal Information: Michigan

Restraining Orders

View all
Updated: 
December 15, 2018

Can my non-domestic sexual assault PPO be extended?

To extend a non-domestic sexual assault PPO, you can file a motion to extend the order in which you will request a new expiration date. The motion must be filed with the court that issued the PPO no later than three days before the order is to expire. The court must act on the motion within three days after it is filed.1

If you do not file the motion to extend within this timeframe, you may still be able to file a new petition for a new PPO against the respondent and start the process all over again.

1 MCR 3.707(B)(1)

Will someone be able to search on the Internet to see that I have a PPO?

Michigan law makes it clear that courts are cannot make available to the public on the Internet any information regarding the registration, filing, or issuance of a PPO if such publication would be likely to reveal the identity or location of the victim.1

1 MCR 3.705(C)