Dear Train Wreck:
Greetings. I think I answered your other post earlier, but if not, please let me know.
Now, I agree that SOMETIMES domestic violence restraining orders are misused, but generally they are obtained for the right reason. Some people don’t know how to keep their hands to themselves during disputes with their spouses.
Nevertheless, I truly believe you. First, get rid of the friend who “skunked” you and sent your e-mail to her. Next, get a tape recorder or video recorder and record everything she says outside your door or through the window. Refuse to speak to her. Call the police and remain in the home. YOU COULD BE ARRESTED just for talking to her, even if she initiated it. No, you don’t want the police there, but I would rather have them there for her, then have them there arresting you when she gets angry at your move.
You don’t have to be scared of her, but you can ask that the order be dropped and dismissed if she is contacting you now, so record it in a way that you can show the court (I really like the video taping her out of your window). Smooth sailing on these rough waters!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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