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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of May 2, 2024

Can I renew my protection order?

To request a renewal of your order, you must file a petition and affidavit to renew the protection order within the 45 days before your order is set to expire.1

Then, the process would be the same as when you filed your original petition - the judge may issue an ex parte order and the abuser may request a hearing to object to the renewal. The judge will consider the likelihood of harm to you over the next year when deciding whether to renew the order. You do not have to prove that there was further abuse or a violation of the protection order.2

If the judge agrees to renew the order, it would last for one year from the day after your current order expires.1 

1 NE R.S. § 28–311.11(12)(a), (12)(c)
2 See Garrison v. Otto, 311 Neb. 94 (2022)