Ten years ago he hit me one time And neighbors called the Cops and they put a no contact order on for five years and he's been in and out of jail since then because we can't be away from each other were soul mates and now he's in prison and has been down for a year today and has another year to go and I need to get the no contact order lifted please help me to do this thank you
You should first, find out whether the order has expired. Second, if the order is still valid, and if your decision is to remain with this gentleman, you should speak with a local attorney about petitioning to lift the order. The judge may or may not grant it, public policy would be altered terribly if the court simply allowed domestic assault victims to set and lift no contact orders on a whim.
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Under RCW 26.09.191, if you choose o live with someone who has been convicted of Domestic Violence, your contact with the children MUST be limited, meaning the State could intervene and take your children i.e. (b) The parent's residential time with the child shall be limited if it is found that the parent resides with a person who has engaged in any of the following conduct: (i) Physical, sexual, or a pattern of emotional abuse of a child; (ii) a history of acts of domestic violence as defined in RCW 26.50.010(1) or an assault or sexual assault that causes grievous bodily harm or the fear of such harm; or (iii) the person has been convicted as an adult or as a juvenile has been adjudicated of a sex offense under:
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It seems like you are caught up in a cycle, and I am not sure that the Court would look favorably on a petition to lift an existing NCO given your history with this man (multiple arrests for violation, etc).
If you are intent on going this route, I would suggest talking with an attorney to help you with the process. That said, I would strongly suggest that you speak with a Victim's Advocate (the YWCA offers programs to help women in your situation) before making this decision.
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