Do not lie to the judge. If asked, tell the truth. I don't know what the OP said so I am in the dark about that.
If you are concerned about having purjered yourself, you'd better see a lawyer in person and have one with you in court tomorrow.
Since you attempt to resolve your in court issues correctly, the best approach, as expertly suggested by the prior attorney is to be truthful. Even if you were precluded from contacting the other party by the terms of the Order of Protection, honestly advise the judge of your intent, your progress of resolving the issues by seeking counseling and other assistance and, most importantly, if in doubt, by all means, speak to an attorney before the hearing. Do not assume that you may know the answers to all questions.
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