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what are the long term effects of a restraining order if no

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what are the long term effects of a temporary (or permanent) restraining order if no violation has occured?

For instance if I deciede to place a TRO on my ex-boyfiend, will it be on MY record? For how long?
If my ex-boyfriend puts a tro on me and it is not violated, does it remain on my record? For how long?
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Hello and welcome.

If you place a TRO on your ex-boyfriend, it will not be on your record.

If your ex-boyfriend places a TRO on you, it will remain until you go to court to decide whether a permanent restraining order will be granted. If the permanent restraining order is granted, it will remain in effect indefinitely unless your ex-boyfriend petitions the court to have it removed.

In the absence of a violation, the long term consequences are minimal (unless you are in a specialized field such as law enforcement or the military). However, if you violate the restraining order, you could be arrested.

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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Jen Sterling's Post: sounds good, thank you, XXXXX XXXXX more clarification before "accept" What do you mean by minimal? (I am not law or military)


You are not obligated to report the restraining order on applications for employment or rentals, for example. As long as you "stay on the right side of the law," so to speak, there would be no reason that anyone outside of those involved would need to know that you had a restraining order on you.


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