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Restraining order after hearing refers to an order issued on hearing to determine whether there is sufficient cause for a court to issue a more permanent restraining order after the temporary restraining order.
Once a temporary restraining order and order to show cause have been served on the person to be restrained, a hearing can be held to determine whether there is sufficient cause for a court to issue a more permanent restraining order. After a hearing, a restraining order can remain in effect for a period of time, even several years. A restraining oder after hearing can also be renewed for additional periods of time upon application by the protected person, and its duration may become permanent.