Q: as respondent i have not been served. If there is a order in place can they proceed with final protective order ?
A: You need to be served, one way or another. The judge can extend the interim PO until you are served, postponing the final hearing. If you are deemed to be actively evading service, a judge may make that determination and order service by alternative means and issue a final order, but that procedure would raise potential issues for criminal charges upon a future violation of the order. For this reason, temporary or interim orders will be extended until service is completed, up to as much as 6 months if necessary.
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