An attormeynwill need to review your court order to tell you if you are in violation. Mi am sorry your are going through this. If it is frivolous and the requests have no basis but to harass or annoy he may be in violation of your restraining order. Again an Attormey will want to see the orders as well as the communications.
Good luck to you.
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Contempt is willful violation of a court's order. Merely not replying to a discovery request is not contempt; however, you are obligated to reply to all requests for discovery,even those you believe to be 'frivolous.'
If you believe that a request for discovery asks for materials which you should not have to provide under the Oregon Rules of Evidence, then you should reply with an objection to the request, grounded in those Rules. If you fail to object timely, then you may lose the right to object to the request at all, so it's important to do it promptly.
You should reply in writing - you want to be able to document all of your communications, so there's no he-said-she-said arguments later. If you fail to reply to a discovery request, the other side has the right to ask the court for an order compelling discovery; failing to comply with such an order would be contempt.
Restraining orders do not prohibit contact through litigation which one has a right to undertake, such as a divorce. If your husband is doing this, you should hire an attorney to deal with it for you. You can call the Oregon State Bar for a free referral at 503-684-3763.
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