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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FAQ #14
14. How long do restraining orders last?
A court generally issues protective orders that remain in effect for at least 3 years.
The court may, however, issue an order that will remain effective for as long as 5
years. Fam C §6345(a). If no expiration date is stated on the order, the order will
expire 3 years from the date of issuance. Fam C §6345(c). At the request of a
party, a court may renew a protective order, either for 5 years or permanently,
without a showing of further abuse since the issuance of the original order. Fam C
§6345(a). The court must find by a preponderance of the evidence that the
protected party entertains a "reasonable apprehension" of future abuse. Ritchie v
Konrad (2004) 115 CA4th 1275, 1290, 10 CR3d 387.
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