If someone in family court has filed a Restraining Order against you, it is imperative that you read the order (do not call, do not come up, do not sell the common property, etc.) and strictly follow it. The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees you the right to a hearing on the merits in court. The judge will decide whether the Restraining Order should become permanent. You must take the initiative and hire the best lawyer you can afford since bans in the order can negatively affect your life to five years. If a court order is visible on your record, then employers, landlords, … may think that you are an aggressive and unleveled person.