How To Remove A Restraining Order Without An Attorney

divorce lawyer Alex DurstQuestion:

I need to have a restraining order removed that was placed against me, but I cannot afford an attorney.

I was told I could write a letter to the judge to get the order removed, but I’m unsure what to include in this letter.

How can I have a restraining order removed without the assistance of an attorney?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Ohio divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

In general, to have a protection order modified or dismissed, the person who wants the modification or dismissal must file a written motion with the court in the county where the order of protection was issued. A motion is sometimes described to people who do not have an attorney representing them as a “letter to the judge.”

Essentially, what you should include in the letter/motion is what you respectfully request that the court do, i.e., remove the protection order, and why it would be right for the court do what you request, i.e., because you are not a threat to her, etc.

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You should include as much information as possible about the factual background. Just explain why it is unfair for you to have a restraining order against you, and, more importantly, why it is unnecessary. Make sure that the letter/motion is well-written and grammatically correct with no errors.

After receiving the letter/motion, the court should set the matter for a hearing before the assigned judge or magistrate, which you will have to attend.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.

Cordell & Cordell understands the concerns men face during divorce.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Ohio Divorce Lawyer Alexander J. Durst, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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18 comments on “How To Remove A Restraining Order Without An Attorney

    My girlfriends mom sold pills to a informant she watches her two boys a lot police said same informant says I sell drugs I do not they tell gf if she don’t cooperate they will take her boys she knows I don’t sell drugs so they stay in her house 4 2 weeks watching us have sex and giving comentary on it bugged all cars and house s hers my exes. Then made her file order protection on me I have all this on video from our bedroom security camera in clouding her saying she’s being forced by cops and she loves me but they say they take children if she dontdoit she does it I can’t talk to her they make it a year long I just found this in video what can I do I miss her so bad I need help my lawyer seems to not be working 4 me

    I have an injunction against someone. What if they are saying through a third party that they can’t get promoted on their job because a background check revealed the injunction against them, therefore they were turned down for the promotion. Can an injunction against you keep you from a promotion or life insurance and what else can it block if it’s true?

    Judges issue restraining orders at 100%. They are not going to remove them. It’s a way for the government to disarm the public and that’s the bottom line. It doesn’t matter what someone says against you. They can lie with no proof and your screwed because the Judge is going to issue a restraining order against you no matter what you say. You think that it’s just a hearing? You have no legal rights what so ever. If a woman wants a divorce, wants her husband out of the house, wants full custody of the kids, wants the house…….. She goes and files for a restraining order for domestic abuse even if there’s no domestic abuse. She tells the Judge that she’s in fear for her life her husband said this this and this…..That’s all she needs to do with no real proof. At the hearing the husband can say that’s not true…it doesn’t matter the Judge is going to issue the restraining order against the husband. The husband will have 10 – 15 minutes to remove his property from the house. The Judge will award the house to the wife, full custody of the kids and since there’s a restraining order for domestic violence against the father he can’t be with his children alone they can’t live with him he can’t have his kids to his house for the weekend because he has an order for domestic abuse against him. The husband then may be fired from his job because he has an order of domestic abuse against him. No one is going to hire him because he has an order of domestic abuse against him. If his wife changes her mind and is able to remove the restraining order and good luck with being able to that the husband is NOT allowed to move back into his house with kids present because he HAD an order for domestic abuse against him.

    I am on a five year Restraining Order, falsey accused and all based on no evidence, I contacted a place about this, their reply was that, a Restraining Order cannot be issued without evidence but the Justice clerk said it was “Rubbish”.

    I have since contacted him again for my Restraining Order to be discharge, the person who made the false allegations has the option to attend.

    Will my Restraining Order be discharged please?

    Thank you

    This restraining order was put on my daughter, after being on drugs severely. Now she is off and going into treatment. I want my family back together, so I need the restraining order removed. How do I do this?

    I have this same issue. I live in a different state and have primary custodial custody of my daughter. Her mother has her and had this order placed so that I can not contact either of them or even request my daughter be returned to me or notify her she is in contempt of our child custody decree. I can’t afford an Attorney much less afford to fly out there to attend a hearing. What are my options.

    I have a protection order against me I stopped going anywhere that we used to go together or any place that we might both show up at the same time she saw me on the bus she spoke spoke back and walk to the back of the bus. She walked to the back of the bus handed me a piece of paper it was her phone number I got off at my stop she got off I said I’m hoping that she would just walk away no she came
    over where I was sitting, and started talking. She uses the threat of the protection order the police and the courts to force me to have a conversation with her. To force me to communicate on the telephone with her verbal and texting. It’s her way or go to jail. Worst of all, she’s living in the apartment complex directly across the street from the apartment complex I live it. I have a roommate we both are on a lease she has a room that’s on Section 8 and she is not on the lease. I know that guy he’s a fellow veteran, 74 years of age and being threatened daily verbal abuse for sure I heard it ! I’m a veteran as well, so to Veterans go shoot some 8 ball pool today, she got home before he did she was mad because he wasn’t there when she got home he told her where he had been and who he was with and what he had done, but he forgot to get her permission to do this. So he’s in the doghouse and get a text, quote “you made your bed” if I have a restraining order against me and three years probation and going to anger management class and has to be evaluated psychologically and drug and alcohol evaluation, I told the VA mental health the situation , I’m having to take medication for anxiety depression medication for the side effects of the medication that I’m taking. I feel like a prisoner being held hostage against my will doing her will that I may stay free keep my Liberty I can’t take much more of that. Is no way to live, more of a daytime nightmare. I know I’m not the only one experiencing a dilemma such as this. I have a zero tolerance for being threatened, accused of doing something I did not do, Someone putting their hands on me the wrong way. I will be talking to a lawyer first thing in the morning !!! God be with us as we suffer these difficult times.

    I have an order of protection against me. It was my ex-office manager. All I ever did was text her asking why I lost my job when a new company took over. They dissolved my position and let me go. Then they placed an ad on the net to find someone to do my job. They never offered the new position to me. The office manager never responded to my text messages. She accused me of harassment and stalking her. I have not been back to the workplace, nor ever her home. The judge used texting as the need for an order of protection.

    Hi, I have a restraing order againts me from my soon to be ex. It was a one time outburst. Nothing before or after. No bodily harm only a.bunch of records broken.
    I dont have momeyfor a lawyer at this tome.
    Thanks A Fort ,

    I’ve read that one should NOT contact the judge and that the judge has no obligation to read any correspondence. However, I have seen the form for requesting a court’s motion removing a restraining order. This form is buried, however, and I haven’t been able to relocate it. Interesting how buried it is and that most counties and my state only provide information about keeping an order against someone (job security for them, eh?). I know someone who’s gone to court twice to request the judge remove the restraining order against her husband, but the judge has said no each time. I am disgusted that this kind of thing is taking place in our judicial system. It should not be up to a judge to keep someone from seeing their married spouse regardless of the circumstances! The fact that people are putting up with this is just beyond me!

    what if the person was falsely accused of the things that were said in the restraining order and can be proven can the restraining order be lifted then

    thank you so much, because this is more common than usual. Unfortunately. 🙁 this is good advice and I will act today

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