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Legal Information: Wyoming

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 17, 2020

Can I change, cancel or extend my order?

Either you or the abuser can file in court to modify (change), terminate (cancel) or extend the order.

To change or cancel your order, either you or the abuser can return to the court that gave the original order and ask a judge to change or cancel it. You or the abuser will have to explain to a judge why the order should or should not be changed or canceled. If the abuser asks to have the order changed or canceled, there will be a hearing. You should go the hearing and explain why a judge should not change or cancel it.

The order may be extended multiple times upon a showing of “good cause” for additional periods of time, not to exceed 1 year (for each extension). You must be able to allege specific facts that will convince the judge that a clear and present danger to you continues to exist.1 If you would like to extend your order, you will need to return to the court clerk’s office to file for an extension before your order expires.

1 Wyoming Code § 7-3-510