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What is the difference between a Temporary and a Final Restraining Order

A TRO issued if a judge is satisfied by your domestic violence complaint, thus a TRO is issued based solely on the input of the victim. A TRO provides the same relief to the victim as a FRO; however, a TRO only lasts until the final hearing..

The defendant, your abuser, does not have to be notified or present in court for the issuance of a TRO.  Following the issuance of a TRO, a final hearing will be scheduled. The FRO is usually scheduled within 10 days of issuance of the TRO.  If the FRO is adjourned typically the TRO protections will be continued until the date of the hearing.

An FRO is only issued after the court hears from the victim and the defendant. The FRO is then issued indefinitely until there is another order of the court.

An FRO is can be used to get a green card under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) or U-Visa immigrant status.  

If you face an Domestic Violence issue we have some valuable resources for you:

  1. Do You Qualify for Legal Status?  If you aren’t legal in the U.S. you owe it to yourself to find out if you can get legal status.  Select the link, answer the questions, and find out for FREE.  
  2. Do You Need an Immigration Attorney? You Might Not – I will explain when you need an immigration attorney.  Not every needs one.  I will also explain the benefits of hiring one in any immigration challenge. 
  3. 7 Critical Questions to ask Before Hiring an Immigration Attorney – If you have decided that you need an immigration attorney, how do you make sure you hire a good one?  I explain to you the questions you need to ask before you hire your immigration attorney.
  4. An Immigrant’s Guide to Municipal Court – Here I discuss what happens if you get arrested by Immigration Customs Enforcement, what you need to know to get out of custody, and what to expect if you are placed in removal hearings.  I also explain the municipal court process and how a municipal court matter can result in your being placed into removal proceedings.

If you have questions, we have answers. 

You can:

  1. Call our knowledgeable staff at 888-695-6169;
  2. Fill out our contact us form on this page; or
  3. Select our live chat feature to speak to someone right away.

We help victims of domestic violence, one trial at a time. 

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