Austin, TX asked in Divorce, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Constitutional Law for Colorado

Q: I originally got a emergency protective order against my ex wife. She responded by claiming a false domestic abuse card.

I assumed that I was to stay away from her by x amt of ft And knew I was not allowed to call her. We had twins.I emailed her a non-confrontational email. Explained that I did not want to go threw a bitter divorce and basically would become victimized in order to make sure my twins had a well rounded childhood. 2 days later my ex-wife‘s attorney had called my attorney. They spoke for at least 2+hours.So I was probably charged about $500+.Since it was a non-confrontational e-mail they Agreed to punish me by informally resolving the situation and gave me a strict warning. I would think that after I spent about $500+ by my lawyer speaking to my ex-wife‘s lawyer that The situation was resolved. Is that not considered punishment? Yet the lawyer broke her agreement and got me charged with breaking a order. The question is didn’t I get punished twice meaning Double Jeopardy? She had gone on a trip with my twins even brought birth control to meet up with her exboyfriend.Quite ridiculous!

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Columbia, MD

A: First if you and your ex wife each have attorneys, it usually is the rule to communicate to her attorney and not directly. Second, Double Jeopardy is a criminal principle and doesn't apply here.

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