My suster husband is threating to hurt her and sending messages of him causeing harm and death to her and her minor child. She is filing a epo Monday bc they told her nothing could be done over the weekend..
Writings can certainly be taken in context, so as long as it is clear the messages are threatening bodily harm, spelling is not a big issue. In the meantime, your sister and her child should be sure they are not alone until she obtains her emergency protective order, and even after she gets an emergency order, she must be proactive for safety.
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It doesn't matter if words are spelled correctly for a document to be admissible in court.
There are procedures to obtain an "Emergency" VPO on the weekend, but going to a shelter or taking other protective measures may be the best thing to do under the circumstances. The Gaylord YWCA has connections to local hosing as shelters for victims of domestic violence. Resources are available by calling: 917-YWCA (9922), or OKLAHOMA SAFELINE is available for safety of children call 1-800-522-SAFE (7233). There is no excuse for Domestic Violence.
Filing for divorce is of course very important to demonstrate that all steps are being taken to safeguard the child. Just obtaining service on his with a "Notice of Temporary Injunction" is a good way to obtain additional safeguards against abusive behavior. Call a lawyer to get things moving forward.
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