Q: Can I get a restraining order on my children's father before he gets released from prison.

I never filed charges on him prior to his incarceration.

1 Lawyer Answer
Amanda Bowden Johnson
Amanda Bowden Johnson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Seriously? Has he been threatening you from jail? The man has been in jail and presumably without him even doing anything (because he hasn't been release yet) you want to heap a bit more misery and grief on him right out of the literal gate, in the form of a restraining order based on stuff he did before being jailed that you were essentially too lazy to bother charging him with before he went to jail? Man, there really is no fury like a woman scorned.

Sadly, you likely can but you probably shouldn't unless he gives you cause to after he gets out. Best of luck.

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