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California restraining orders can be renewed

Victims of domestic violence endure hardships and pain that others often do not see. They may feel that they have few options when their lives are controlled by their abusers, and those who do seek help, overcoming their abusers, may only find relief when they are able to secure restraining orders against them. However, some readers of this Southern California family law blog may not know that many restraining orders are not permanent.

That is to say, it is likely that a restraining order has an ending date. In fact, when a restraining order is issued, it will be promulgated for a set period of time. During the operation of the restraining order, the victim of domestic violence may enforce it to be protected from their abuser. However, when that restraining order expires, the protections offered through it also disappear.

It is possible for domestic violence victims who have secured restraining orders to have their restraining orders renewed. If a victim believes that their abuser is still a threat to them or that they need the protections offered in the restraining order, then they can ask a court to extend the date the order will expire. It should be noted that a victim cannot seek an extension to a restraining order that has expired.

In some cases, a court may make a restraining order permanent, but these and other domestic violence-related legal matters are considered on a case-by-case basis. The outcomes of legal matters cannot be guaranteed, but readers who are suffering under the abuse of domestic violence aggressors are encouraged to seek help to end the pattern of violence and pain that plagues their lives. This not only helps resolve these issues but also helps protect one's rights and best interests as well.

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