How Long Do You Have To Appeal A Restraining Order?

Handsome young man defending himself from angry woman

My ex-wife and I recently got into a physical altercation in which she attacked me when I was picking my child up for visitation. She filed a restraining order against me and we went to court.

My record now includes false accusations and I’m worried this will keep me from employment. How can I fight this?


While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this issue based on the jurisdiction where I practice.

If you were served with an emergency temporary restraining order, and then have had a court appearance at which time evidence was presented and the judge made a decision to continue the restraining order, you have already had your initial opportunity to fight against the allegations.

Omaha divorce attorney Nancy Shannon
Omaha divorce attorney Nancy Shannon

However, you may also be within a window of time to appeal the restraining order. This window is likely limited to 30 days, so you should check with an attorney in your state about this possibility very soon.

It is possible you may be able to get your record expunged after a certain amount of time, as well.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Nebraska divorce lawyer Nancy Shannon, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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