when determining if a permanent order should be granted or not. The couple have not had physical contact for over a year; only electronically since their separation after a divorce petition. The petitioner claims that the respondent is threatening to kill her, but she does not even provide any evidence to back up her claims; only verbal claims of a threat to kill. In this situation, where there is no documented proof of such a statement made, can a judge take her word or in such situation there has to be valid and solid proof that the respondent has made such a statement to her. Furthermore, the petitioner is bringing forth e-mails going back to a year by trying to provide a few as evidence. One of those emails was also written by a 3rd party yet she is using that against the respondent asa way to throw things at him to make him look like a threat. So my question is what usually judges look into when determining if a restraining order should be granted on permanent basis or not.