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Legal Information: New Mexico

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 23, 2021

Step 5: What will I have to prove at the hearing?

You must prove that the abuser has committed acts of domestic abuse (as defined by the law) against you or your children. You must also convince a judge that you need protection and the specific things you asked for in the petition.

See the At the Hearing section for ways you can show the judge you were abused. You can learn more about the court system in our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section.