Can I get in trouble if someone files a restraining order on me and I contact their ex husband to warn him of the lies?
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Possibly. Protective orders often restrict a person from having harassing contact with the named individual as well as their friends and family. Protecting yourself is your highest priority.
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Read, understand and follow the entire order. I highly advice you to consult with a local attorney to avoid the common pitfalls and mistakes from not understanding the order. /RLG Team
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It is possible but you need to carefully read the terms of the order to learn exactly what you can and can't do. It is best to not even get close to that line because it is all black-and-white to many cops ... they don't do nuance. You could be arrested and spend tens of thousands of dollars to defend yourself and you don't get any of that time or money or stress back when the case is dismissed or you are found not guilty.
What does informing her ex-husband really mean to you in the long run? Probably nothing. Just let go of the need to be right and you'll save yourself a million problems.
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