Procedures Applicable to a Plaintiff in a Protection Case - If Plaintiff Seeks to Have Order Modified or Terminated
M. If Plaintiff Seeks to Have Order Modified or Terminated. If the plaintiff wants the order changed or terminated, the plaintiff must file with the court clerk a written motion to modify or terminate. A protection order may be modified if the plaintiff can show a substantial change in circumstances since the entry of the final order. The clerk will give the plaintiff a time and date for the hearing on the plaintiff's request to modify or terminate. The defendant must be notified as to any such motion and has a right to be present. The clerk will arrange for service of the written motion and notice of hearing on the defendant in all cases except harassment cases that do not involve sexual assault or stalking. Even if the clerk arranges service, the plaintiff may be asked to bring the paperwork to the sheriff's office to speed up the process. The hearing on plaintiff's motion to modify or terminate is governed by the same procedures set forth in "The Final Hearing."