Mankato, MN asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: Restraining order Question:Father not allowed to contact petitioner (exwife/mother of child) except about parenting time

Or health of the child. What is included in this? Is asking who is gonna pick up my daughter or where someone will meet me to get her something that would be allowed to be asked or could I be arrested for that?

Seems like a very vague wording.

"Except as follows "emails or text messages about parenting time or the minor child's health""

Also if she says she will pick her up or meet me somewhere it must be a trap right? If she says so what do I say back? If I argue against it am I going against the protection order?

1 Lawyer Answer
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: In my mind, discussing pick up and drop off would fall under discussing parenting time. But you certainly should not meet her or have any contact with her outside of the OFP. You should not argue with her. You should not even respond to contact that addresses issues outside of the OFP.

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