Q: What is the process for getting an order of protection extended when it expires? Do I have to go back to court?
I received an order of protection against an ex-boyfriend two years ago. Unfortunately I did end up going back to him and dating him while the order was in effect but have since completely left him and no longer want to see him and I am in fear of him. There were countless violations of the order pretty much every time we saw each other or talked that went unreported that I have evidence of with phone records, video, photographs etc. I need to know if I have to go back to court like when I initially got the order or can I just file some paperwork and the judge will look it over and decide? How do I go about doing this and what should I expect . how likely is it that a judge will extend it considering I did actually date him After I took out the initial order. He was extremely mentally and psychologically abusive and on occasion physically abusive and that didn’t stop ever. Thankfully the violence decreased but the mental abuse intensified And it hasn’t stopped even though I left.
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