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How do I get a restraining order against my daughter's father, who she hasn't seen in 4 years & is now showing up at her school?

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My daughter tried to commit suicide last year and it was determined by her doctors that her father stay away from her at this time...he keeps showing up at school functions (hiding, of course). My daughter gets very upset about this, gets very anxious and then doesn't perform like she should because of it. Is there any way to get a restraining order against him? She has expressed that she does not want him around (she is 15). She has even written to him and left him a voicemail telling him how she feels and he won't stop. He's only trying to see her now because of her suicide attempt...because he feels guilty. He chose to walk away years ago and she doesn't want him around. Thank you.

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