Restraining order/order to show cause

Asked almost 4 years ago - Renton, WA

ive just entered into a nasty divorce and my soon to be ex and i had an agreed plan with our son until the paper work got sorted, thats when she took him for a weekend and never returned ive since been served with a restraining order and temp parenting plan. how do i contest her allegation at court? she says im violent and i stalk her wich is not true and quite the opposite she has 2 D.V.s since being with me(i was an abused husband)i go to court to contest in 3 weeks plz help!

Additional information

i just want my son back she is homeless/couch surfing with an alcohol problem my son should not be with her

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Please go find a family law/DV defense attorney that you trust and like. The DVRO and the plan that excludes you can be contested with PROOF of her convictions and an attorney. This is not self help law no matter how obvious it seems to be. The best attorney I know for reversing DV allegations that are tactical not real is Jennifer Apitz in Auburn. You can reach her at 206 321 7072.

    Hope this helps. Elizabeth Powell

  2. Rodney George Pierce

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . It is important to retain an experienced family law attorney with whom you feel comfortable as soon as possible as meeting time requirements is very important.

    The judge or court commissioner is unlikely to know you or your spouse. Therefor, you need to gather information and provide it to your attorney as soon as possible. In matters such as this, the court's decision will be based upon the facts that are presented to the court. An experienced attorney can assist you in obtaining and presenting information and arguing your case.

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    Mr. Pierce is licensed to practice law in Washing with an office in Seattle and services clients in all parts of Washington. He can be reached at 206-587-3757 or at the email address at piercefamilylaw.com.
    Mr. Pierce is ethically required to state that the response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/ client relationship. Also, there are no recognized legal specialties under Washington law. This response is only in the form of legal education and is intended to only provide general information about the matter within the question. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that if known could significantly change the reply or make such reply unsuitable. Mr. Pierce strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in their state in order to ensure proper advice is received.

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