to your ex wife who filed the domestic violence restraining order and to the court with the DB - 120 form . He is coming for sure , but I have not received anything from him and he has not yet responded to the court I think as he has not filed it with the court yet . 1 ) Is he obligated to respond to me and to the court before the hearing . 2 ) Can he just show up without a response to anyone . 3 ) What could happen ( if anything ) if he has not responded but present at the hearing . 4 ) Can the judge postpone the hearing if he has not filed anything on his behalf . Please advise on what could happen , if anything , and if it is OK . . . thanks in advance . . . appreciate it .This is just a civil domestic violence restraining order based on e-mail communication....nothing physical has occurred as we have not seen each other for over a year.