What If I ask for an extension and my request is denied?
If you are not granted an extension on your original protective order, there are still some things you can do to stay safe. See our Staying Safe page for some ideas.
It might be a good idea to contact one of the domestic violence resource centers in your area to get help, support, and advice on how to stay safe. They can help you devise a safety plan and help connect you with the resources you need. See the Places that Help tab for places in your state. Also, if your abuser abuses you again, then go back to court and apply for the order again.