Q: ex filed a TRO citing threatening violence and history of drug and alcohol abuse as well as threats to harm
our 17 year old daughter, and mental issues, all of which are false. He was abusive and controlling during our entire marriage and has continued to be manipulative since our divorce. He lives in a small town where he is known as quite a big shot. Our daughter will be 18 soon and no longer under the court ordered visitation schedule, which at this point I don't even care about since she lied in her statement on the TRO. he is asking for all costs to be paid and a mandated psych eval for me. I am unemployed due to medical issues at the moment, and my ex knows I can't afford an attorney to defend myself and is using this to keep our daughter from court mandated visitation. He has also offered the fact that I own a handgun as proof that I'm a danger to myself and others in the TRO. I work with children and this could ruin me professionally, which is exactly what my ex is attempting. What advice can you give me to fight this TRO.
A: This forum isn't for purposes of, or as an alternative to, obtaining advice from an attorney. You should speak with an attorney personally to discuss your rights and options ASAP. I would suggest speaking with someone in the jurisdiction where the suit is pending, as someone there likely would be able to offer you the most competitive fee arrangement. Good luck.
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