I am assuming that you want to contact her to negotiate the resolution of the divorce. You are correct that this would be a violation of the CPO. You can present this concern to the court - it may establish an opportunity for the two of you to negotiate under the supervision of the Court, or it may provide for you to mediate under the jurisdiction of the Court. However, neither will happen unless both of you consent to proceed in that manner. Absent that, your only other choices are to hire an attorney who can legally contact her regarding possible settement of the case or plan on simply presenting the facts of the divorce to the Court in the divorce trial.
CPO's definately make negotiations more difficult, however, I am assuming that she had good reason to file the CPO in the first place. Therefore, it may be appropriate that you are prohibited from "negotiating" with her - if you have given her reason to be in fear of you, it is not a fair environment for negotiation ino any event.
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IF she filed the CPO, I assume she obtained the TEMPORARY order, what happened to the full hearing ? Was the hearing held, and was the permanent CPO granted ? Assuming it was you could file a motion to amend or modify the same. The court could grant limited contact, in a specific form and for a specific reason. You would have to strictly comply with those restrictions IF and only IF the modification was granted.
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