My daughter has 2 kids and they all live with me in my girlfriends house. My daughter's ex-boyfriend just recently filed a fake ex parte order of protection against me. I am currently court ordered to pick up my granddaughter because my daughter does not have her license. I have done nothing wrong and the allegations are that i threatened him and used derogotory words. I did no such thing. When I was served with the order of protection, they seized all of my girlfriends legal weapons. I am getting an attorney, I have an appointment next week. Do you have any thing you can tell me that will help this case?
Remain calm during the hearing no matter what garbage he says. Listen to the instructions from your attorney. I doubt the other side can prove the allegations and you should have the order invalidated. Judges do not like to hear that their orders are "fake." They prefer to be told that there is not valid factual reason for issuing the order. Keep in mind the court gives the other side the benefit of the doubt until it is shown in a court of law that there is no basis for it. Good luck.
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