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

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M. If the Plaintiff 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 with the court clerk. You must be able to show a substantial change in circumstances that happened after entry of the final order and provide a reason to change the order. The clerk will give you a time and date for the hearing. The defendant must be notified and has a right to be present.

The clerk will arrange for service of your motion and a notice of hearing on the defendant in all cases except harassment cases that do not involve sexual assault or stalking. Even if the clerk arranges service, you may be asked to bring the paperwork to the sheriff's office to speed up the process. The hearing will follow the same procedures discussed in Section J (The Final Hearing).

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