If there is still a legal basis to keep the restraining order in place, you can have it renewed for either 5 years or permanently. Look on your DV-130 form and make sure you file your request for the renewal 3 months before the expiration of the current restraining order. You will have to go to court, so you may want to hire a family law attorney to assist you.
At the hearing, you do not need to show any "abuse" since the original restraining order was issued, but you do need to show a reasonable fear of abuse in the future to warrant the renewal. It does not cost anything to do this, but you need to file form DV-700 (Request to Renew Restraining Order) as well as some other documents. The court will set a hearing date, and you need to remember to make sure that either the Sheriff's Department or someone over the age of 18 (other than you) serves the restrained person with a copy of the documents.
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You can ask the court to renew it if you can show with admissible evidence that it should be renewed. You should contact a local lawyer who has handled restraining order applications before.
Havwe the facts changed signifcantly since the first order was in place? What are the new facts? You really should consult your previous or new attorney.
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