Longmont, CO asked in Domestic Violence for Colorado

Q: is there any way to get out of going to court after you filed restraining orders?

i filed two restraining orders and got both granted however, now i have to go into court because the restrained people have a right to be heard. is there anyway that i could not be there for that? i suffer from major ptsd and i’m terrified of going to court and seeing both of the people there.

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Mr.  H. Michael Steinberg
Mr. H. Michael Steinberg
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If you want the temporary restraining orders to be made permanent you must appear and present your case. If you do not the restraining orders will dissolve. They will be dismissed. There is no alternative. You must present your case and be subject to cross examination. I am sorry.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko
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  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: I am sorry to hear about the situation. You could consult with an attorney who could possibly negotiate an order extension or appear on your behalf in court. The courts are usually good at asking the parties to leave at different times so they do not encounter each other after the hearing.

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