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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of August 10, 2023

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

Even if you temporarily get back together with the abuser while you have your protective order, this does not make the order invalid.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)