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Has the order actually been granted yet or is it scheduled for a hearing to see if it should be granted?
Ok, only the judge can dismiss the order since he is the one who put it in place. You wouldn't be able to get this back in front of a judge before then, but if you just don't show up to the final hearing, then the judge will typically dismiss it and not converted to a permanent order. Boyfriend will definitely want to appear for the hearing and move that it be dismissed if the judge doesn't do so on his own..
You can do that as well, but the judge could refuse to do so. If you don't show up at all, then it will be dismissed by default because the "accuser" is not following through to pursue the complaint...
So if he goes, and I fail to appear the case will be dropped. Will the judge ask him if he wants to dismiss the case? Or will it automatically be dismissed.
The judge should dismiss it on his own motion.
Also will I get in trouble if I do not show up in court on my hearing date? Will they come arrest me or anything?
No, you are not under any order to appear. So you can choose not to pursue the case if you want to as it was initiated for your benefit.
So just to make sure I understand this fully, I should not go to my scheduled court date for the final hearing and the judge will dismiss the case? Is there any chance he won't dismiss it?
Yes, I really can't make it any clearer.. And if the complaining party (i.e. you) then there is no one to pursue the other side so the case has to be dismissed.
The court should mail you a disposition of the case letter if they have your address. Or you can call the clerks the next day and just ask them what happened in the case.
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