A judge renewed Kaine Horman's restraining order against his estranged wife, Terri, Friday afternoon during a hearing at the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
For the first time in three years, Terri Horman's attorney says she plans to contest the order on the grounds the petition against her contains hearsay and is therefore not admissible in court.
The petition alleges Terri Horman has refused to cooperate with investigators regarding Kyron Horman's disappearance in 2010 and that she was involved in a murder-for-hire plot against Kaine Horman months before the little boy vanished.
Judge Henry Kantor renewed the order, based on the fact circumstances had not changed much since the order was last renewed in 2012.
Terri Horman now has 30 days to contest Kantor's decision. If she does, both parties could face deposition before a second hearing, a move Kaine Horman called "progress."
"We need to progress forward, and it's going to get more difficult," Kaine Horman said of the discovery process.
"I think we're looking forward to that because we need to find my son and bring him home and the difficult stuff is going to help us do that."
The divorce case between Kaine and Terri Horman is scheduled to continue in August.
Kantor is presiding over all of the civil cases surrounding the Horman family. He said contesting the restraining order could make all of those cases more complicated.
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