Once a Final Restraining Order (FRO) is granted by a judge, it remains in effect indefinitely.  There is no expiration date or date upon which it lapses.  The continued existence of a Final Restraining Order may or may not affect one’s ability to obtain employment, obtain a promotion, etc. 


            The law does provide for the dismissal or dissolution of a Final Restraining Order if certain criteria are met.  To request the dissolution of a Final Restraining Order a formal application must be made to the court.  The court must consider certain criteria.  If the court thinks it is appropriate to dismiss a Final Restraining Order, it may do so even over the objection of the victim.  However, all of the enumerated factors are scrutinized by the court.  Additionally, the court is free to consider any other factors the court deems relevant.

        Should you have a need to revisit a Final Restraining Order, contact one of the attorneys at Iandoli & Edens at (908) 879-9499.