There are different types of protective orders, so you need to clarify what your purpose is. In some instances, you would actually be making an ex parte application for a temporary restraining order, followed by a regularly noticed motion for protective order or preliminary injunction. Generally speaking, a noticed motion requires 16 COURT days notice before it is heard. Therefore, any amendments would also require 16 court days before the hearing.
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In general you can amend a motion but would have to provide opposing counsel with the proper time to respond if they wish. So you would have to reset hearing date.
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You are probably better off simply withdrawing the first motion, and then refiling. It will result in a much cleaner record, particularly if one side or another will later seek to appeal an adverse trial court decision/order.
if adding facts, you need a declaration. Typically must be done by re-filing your motion. However, your opposing party will likely file an opposition and you may be able to add facts without declaraiton by a Reply Brief instead. Sometimes the courts may ingnore the additional facts, but if its germaine to the Motion, it might be fair game. But, re-filing is a better choice if these additional facts are critical to the PO.
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