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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of December 8, 2023

Step 6: The final hearing

As the petitioner requesting a protective order, you must:

  1. prove that the abuser has committed an act that qualifies as one of the reasons (grounds) for the court to grant a protective order;1 and
  2. convince a judge that you need protection and the specific things you asked for in the petition.2

You must go to the hearing if you want to keep your order.3 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 final protective order if s/he was served with notice of the hearing date, or the judge may order a new hearing date.3

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

1 22 O.S. § 60.1
2 22 O.S. § 60.4
3 22 O.S. § 60.4(B)(4), (B)(5)