My wife signed a stipulation in our divorce, giving me sole legal and physical custody of our daughter. Stipulation also stated that her parent time will be supervised by myself, in my home. She has not seen my daughter in the three months since she left. I suspect she regrets signing that stipulation, so now she’s filed for a protective order against me. If this order is granted, how could it possibly affect the parent time agreement?
Without seeing what she alleges, one cannot truly advise you. Depending on what she alleges and the relief she requests, custody might be changed.
This is very important -- you need to get with an experienced and aggressive family law attorney to defend you at the protective order hearing. You need to have your witnesses and evidence in line and ready to go.
Not having an attorney is a big mistake in a custody dispute. There are preferences for "joint custody" which may not be best in your case. As such, you need to prepare to vigorously assert your custody claims and concerns to do what truly is in the child's best interests.
You need to get with an aggressive family law attorney who has experience with divorce, custody, protective orders, and difficult cases. I know what these cases are like, having handled a number. Please understand that this site does not allow us to recommend any attorney or firm, you need to do your own calling or checking with attorneys directly.
You need to get moving ... as in today, to hire an attorney and handle this matter correctly from the outset. Or, you can try doing it yourself, and bumble through. Of the two options, which choice is best for your child, and your rights with your child? You should be able to get in with attorneys today, I know that I have some openings. So, check around.
This answer is not legal advice, and does not create an attorney - client relationship. This answer is for educational purposes only.
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