Procedures Applicable to a Defendant in a Protection Case - If Defendant Seeks To Have Order Modified or Terminated

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E. If Defendant Seeks to Have a Final Order Modified (Changed).

If you want the order changed or terminated, you must file a written request (motion) to modify or terminate the Order with the court clerk. A protection order may be modified if you can show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the entry of the permanent order. The clerk will give you a time and date for the hearing on your motion. The plaintiff must be notified of the motion and hearing, and has a right to be present. The clerk will arrange for service of the motion and notification of the hearing on the plaintiff. The hearing on your motion will follow the procedures in Section B (The Final Hearing).

The plaintiff also has a right to file a motion to modify or motion to terminate the order. If that happens, you will be given notice of the hearing and may defend yourself at that hearing using the protection in Section B (The Final Hearing).

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