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Legal Information: New Mexico

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
February 28, 2020

Step 6: The hearing

You must go to the hearing. If you do not go to the hearing, your temporary order will expire and you will have to start the process over. If you do not show up at the hearing it may be harder for you to be granted an order in the future.

If the abuser does not show up for the hearing the judge may still grant you a protective order, or the judge may order a new hearing date.

If you are going to court for a final protective order, the abuser may also be coming to court. You can read our Safety in Court page for ideas on keeping safe in court.