My mother in law filed a permanent restraining order against her daughter after temporary one expired. Colorado springs police dosen't honor it and says the permanent restraining order is expired. What should my mother in law do.
She should probably review the paperwork with an attorney to determine what she actually has.
Permanent restraining orders are not issued after a temporary order expires. They have to be issued before the TRO expires. On the other hand, once issues, a permanent restraining order does not expire simply because of the passage of time. However, certain parts of a restraining order - particularly the care and control of minor children - will expire. It's unclear exactly what the status is based on what you have written.
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She should take all of her paperwork in to see a lawyer, so she can understand what is going on. You cannot "file" a permanent restraining order. If this is a Civil Protection Order, what you file is a Petition. If the court finds that the Petition is adequate to state a case, then the court issues a Temporary Civil Protection Order, which includes an order to appear at a specific date and time for a hearing on whether the court will make the order permanent. If no one shows up at the scheduled hearing, the Temporary Civil Protection Order expires. If your mother in law showed up for that hearing and gave testimony, then the court either denied her request for a Permanent Civil Protection Order because her evidence was inadequate, made the Temporary Civil Protection Order Permanent, or issue a Permanent Civil Protection Order with different terms than the temporary order. If any kind of Permanent Civil Protection Order was issued, then a new written order was issued. But, without seeing the actual paperwork, there is no way to tell what actually happened.
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