I'm an advocate for a child that has made claims of abuse against her father. Recently, a judge granted a 6 month extension of the restraining order against the father so that the child can seek uninterrupted therapy and the judge wants to hear the opinion from the therapist at the end of the 6 months. The restraining order states that the father cannot be any any contact with the child and the child's mother during this time period.
The issue is that the father is actively keeping up a photo of himself and the child together on his social media page that he is actively posting on. While there is a restraining order against the dad is it any form of a violation that he is actively posting his child's photo? I know if may sound like a stupid question but could it be considered contempt or a form of intimidation?
Interesting issue. I’m not sure I would equate posting a photo to contact with the victims. Unless it can be shown he knows child and mother are reading his social media so he intend to reach them. All difficult to prove. Now, one can be found guilty for indirect contacts thru third parties, and if this guy were posting text about mother and child, and other readers are getting those messages to mother and child, that might be a clearer violation. But a mere photo? Unless some case has addressed this scenario that I’m unaware of, I don’t think this is a violation. But his social media sites should be monitored in case he does venture into bad-mouthing and text.
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No this is not a violation. The RO requires he avoid contact, not that he pretend he's not the child's father. Unless the father MET with the child to take the photo, or is contacting the child via social media there's no violation. I'm not sure if you are a legal advocate or just someone who wants to help, but unless you are a court appointed guardian of some kind, you have no standing to do anything here.
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You are being too picky and I sense that you are looking to find a violation where none exists.
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