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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

Restraining Orders

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December 7, 2020

How do I change and/or extend my restraining order?

Before your permanent restraining order expires, you may apply to the court to have your order extended. You will have to go back to court for a hearing to tell the judge why you believe it is necessary to extend the order. If the judge believes there is good cause, s/he may extend the order. For any other changes, you can request that the judge modify (change) your order. You must show the judge that there is good cause to change the order.1

1 VI ST T. 16 § 97(d)