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Legal Information: Nevada

Restraining Orders

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November 3, 2020

What types of orders are there? How long do they last?

There are two types of high-risk protection orders: ex parte orders and extended orders.

Ex parte orders: The judge can issue an ex parte high-risk protection order without the respondent having notice of the hearing or being present for the hearing. An ex parte order expires within 7 days. However, an ex parte order could remain in effect longer, until a hearing for an extended order is held, if the petitioner files an application for an extended order either:

  • at the same time s/he files for an ex parte order; or
  • before the expiration date of the ex parte order.1

Extended orders: The judge can issue an extended order after the respondent receives notice and has an opportunity to participate in a hearing. An extended high-risk protection order can last up to one year.2

1 N.R.S. § 33.640(1)
2 N.R.S. § 33.640(2)