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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of July 10, 2024

Do I need to bring anything to court?

On the initial court date, when filing for your order, you may need to bring photo identification in order to show the person notarizing your signature.

On the return court date, if there is a show-cause hearing, it is often best to get a lawyer to represent you in a hearing. You and your lawyer will discuss what you should bring with you on the court date. Go to our NE Finding a Lawyer page for legal referrals. If you are going to be representing yourself, you may want to bring with you any proof of harassment, such as:

  • photographs of injuries;
  • copies of any threatening notes, emails, phone, or text messages printed out; and
  • any witnesses who saw or heard the harassment.1

Our At the Hearing page offers more tips and information on what to expect at a hearing and how to prepare yourself beforehand.

1 See Nebraska Judicial Branch website’s frequently asked questions