If you have an attorney, you need to discuss this matter with your attorney, as restraining orders can be complicated, and can cause you problems.
In many states, no filing fee is required to file for a restraining order for domestic violence.
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You say that he "filed" a restraining order against you, I am assuming that he obtained a temporary restraining order, and that the papers you were served contains a date for trial where you will be able to explain to the judge the circumstances, If I am correct about the nature of the order, it is premature to consider an appeal.
To handle that trial, and to respond to your questions about the potential impact of the restraining order on custody, you should immediately seek the advice of a family law attorney.
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You should oppose the restraining order, and have your attorney assist you. . There are no filing fees for the request for restraining order. It has no effect at all on your ex's obligation to pay child support, and doesn't affect the amount of back support he owes you.
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