What should I do if an Emergency Protective Order that was issued expires before I am able to have a petition for the Family Abuse Protective Order reviewed?

Emergency Protective Orders are most often issued by magistrates and may last only 72 hours.


The Magistrate's Office issues warrants and Emergency Protective Orders relating to family abuse, stalking offenses, and domestic assault offenses. If an Emergency Protective Order has expired before you are able to get to court and have your petition heard, you may ask the magistrate to issue another protective order.

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1. What should I bring with me when I come to file?
2. What should I do if an Emergency Protective Order that was issued expires before I am able to have a petition for the Family Abuse Protective Order reviewed?
3. Do I need a lawyer to file for a Family Abuse Protective Order?
4. What should I do if I am the person named as “respondent” in a Family Abuse Protective Order?
5. How will I know when the Protective Order is served on the person from whom I want protection?