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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
January 23, 2024

Can a stalking no contact order be extended?

The judge can extend your emergency or plenary stalking no contact order one or more times if you file a motion requesting the extension. The abuser would be served with a copy of your motion and have the chance to object at a hearing. However, if the abuser does not object, and you are asking the judge for an extension of the order (but you are not asking the judge to change any terms of the order), the judge can extend the order based on the reasons that you state in your motion without the need for you to testify at a hearing.1

1 740 ILCS 21/105(c)