Itmay be very difficult for you not to contact your child but as long as the order is in place, you can be jailed for reaching out to contact. If you can show the court there is no factual basis to this request, then the order will be lifted. Good luck.
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It is unusual that the return on the Restraining Order would be five weeks from the time it was filed. Without knowing the circumstances, it is difficult to say why there is to be no contact between now and the court date. Have you been to Court at all for the postponement? Did you ask for visits at the time the case was postponed? You could ask the court to dissolve the restraints as it relates to seeing or talking to your child. You should talk to a lawyer so you know your rights before the hearing.
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