Re: How to Modify a Restraining Order
He's lucky the battery and the stalking were not reported to the police, or a restraining order might be the least of his problems!
That's fine, YOU can continue to date her brother.
She not only put herself on the restraining order but her brothers and sisters as well. He cant be near any of them. While this was happening I was already dating HER younger brother--WHO IS ON THE ORDER
That's odd, since three years is the typical duration of a TRO.
It has now been 2 1/2 years since the 5 year restraining order has been placed and my boyfriend and I are happy and in love and are wanting to find a way for just him to be removed and the order slightly modified.
If your boyfriend is legally an adult and no longer wants to be a protected party on the TRO, he can see about how best to approach the court to get his name removed from the order. It might be best to use an attorney for this.
You might be able to do this on your own, but some courts are less user-friendly than others, and he might find himself dancing in circles trying to find out HOW to get the matter before the court. A local attorney that deals in such matters should be able to negotiate the system rather quickly. Depending on the work that has to be put in, I don't imagine the cost would exceed $1,500-2,000 at the high end.
Another concern of ours is how to find a lawyer. Do we need a lawyer to do this or is this something we could do on our own in court?
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