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Visit your county's family court.
Request a motion to vacate the order of protection from the clerk. In the state of New York, as of 2011, there is no filing fee in order to enter this type of motion.
Present the proper documentation. The court assistant will help you complete the motion based on the information you provide and issue you a case number. You will be advise via the mail of your court date. The other party will receive via certified mail a notice of motion advising them of your request to have the order of protection vacated. The notice will notify them of the scheduled court date and the location of the courtroom where the petition will be heard.
Appear in front of a judge to provide the reasons why the order of protection should be reversed. The judge reserves the right to approve or deny your motion.
Visit the Illinois civil court in which you received the order of protection against your romantic partner or family member. Be sure to make this visit during normal weekday business hours.
If a criminal case is pending against your family member or romantic partner, then the order would have been granted in a local criminal court. In these cases, you will need to consult with your attorney to find out how to get the restraining order vacated. If you do not have an attorney, then you should contact the prosecutor’s office or your local domestic violence victim services agency.
Ask the civil court clerk for a form to vacate your order of protection.
Fill out the document completely. Provide all required information, which includes your full name and address and the restrained party’s full name, address and birth date.
Wait for a judge or magistrate to approve your request to reverse the restraining order. You may be asked to speak to a judge or other court officer. This is to ensure that you are freely requesting to cancel the order of protection.