My ex filed a restrainng order against me, which included an order for me to surrender any weapons in my possession. Although the weapons hadnt been used and weren't part of the case, I complied ASAP and filed proof with the court. I represented myself at the hearing 20 days later to prove that I was innocent and represented no danger. Fortunately, the judge saw that my ex had no valid case and quashed the restraining order.
However, I still am not able to get my guns back. I was told I need an order from the judge, but no one seems clear on exactly what I need to do. I can't afford a lawyer, but I know where to get the right forms and how to file them, if I can just find out what's required.
Get the forms and file them and contact the agency that is holding your firearms and ask them the procedure in getting them back. Or hire an attorney.
You can buy motion packets at the family law facilitator's office in downtown Seattle at the King County Courthouse. The motion will be short: The motion will be for an order requiring X to release your guns back to you. The declaration will be you stating the facts and referring to the other Judge order. If your ex will sign the paperwork and an agreed order, then you can get a signature from the ex parte judge. You want to go back to the same court who ordered the original restraining order if you do a noted motion with two weeks notice to the other side. This is a task that is easier for a lawyer to do than by yourself.
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