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Legal Information: New Mexico

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 23, 2021

Step 3: A judge will review your petition and assign a court date.

After you finish filling out your petition, bring it to the court clerk. The clerk will forward it to a judge. The judge may wish to ask you questions as he or she reviews your petition. The judge will decide whether or not to issue the temporary order, and if you seek a permanent order the judge will set a date for a hearing. You will be given papers that state the time and date of your hearing for a permanent protection order.