Wingate, NC asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for North Carolina

Q: We currently have a temporary restraining order against my mother in law. Is there anything we can do to not go to court

Is there anything we can do to get her to leave us alone without going to court?

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Amanda Bowden Houser

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You don't get to eat your cake and still have it. You didn't seem to have any problem making the accusations to have the restraining order temporarily granted. If your mother in law's conduct warrants a restraining order, then you and your husband ought to have the fortitude to publicly stand tall before the man and and everyone else and defend your accusations. If you haven't found a solution to your issues in five years - then this is likely your only remedy, legal remedy anyway. Seems like a shame though, from your own description it sounds like she just wants be part of her families life.

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