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February 10, 2020

If I briefly get back together with the abuser, does this make the order invalid?

No. Even if you temporarily reconcile (get back together) with the abuser while you have your protective order, this does not revoke (cancel) the order.1 The law in New Hampshire is clear that the police are supposed to enforce a protective order as it is written and that no action by either party relieves the officer of the duty to enforce the order.2

1 N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:5(VIII)(a)
2 N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:5(VIII)(d)