I live in Colorado Springs, she lives in Port Angeles, Washington. On August 11, 2015, I received two message requests on facebook. One said "there is something you should know" and the other said "you need to watch him closer" for 3 days in a row until I answered. It said my husband was seeing "her". He made a mystery trip to Port Angeles a week before I received these messages. I investigated and saw they had been calling and texting from home, their cell phones and work phones since February. I sent those phone records to her husband, Then January 30-February 1, I intercepted messages from her, saying she believed she was to be his wife, they were in the motel... I sent that to her husband. Now I have to go to court for the restraining order here. Do I have to go, Do I need an attorney for this. She has lied on the court papers.
Let's just answer your questions because the facts you listed are not really relevant to your questions.
You have to go to court unless you are fine with the court issuing the restraining order. If you don't show up, that is considered a default and the court will generally grant the order since you did not bother to exercise your rights to defend against the claims. You need an attorney unless you are comfortable acting as your own attorney and know all the law and procedure as well as an experienced attorney. If she lied, then your attorney (or you) goes and shows the judge that the claims are lies and that the order should not be issued.
This answer is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice regarding your question and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
To cut to the chase:
Unless you want to lose you must go to court
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