Q: I have a TRO against my child father he missed court and now our FRO has move. I’m thinking about doing a civil agreemen
Do I need an attorney to do civil agreements?
Yes, you should have a lawyer knowledgeable with domestic violence matters prepare it.
Here are a few "basic" questions that an experienced lawyer handling domestic violence matters should address in the document:
Is it going to be a consent order or consent agreement and what are the differences?
Are the restraints going to be mutual or against him alone?
What type of contact/communication is prohibited vs permitted and if there is a violation, what relief is available to you?
If there is a violation of the restraints, what recourse do you have (if any) to file a new domestic violence complaint?
How do the restraints in the document impact his visitation relationship with your child (if at all)?
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