Columbus, OH asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Ohio

Q: Can someone keep getting protection orders against me and dropping them and getting them again and playing with my life

So there is this female that continues to get tpos on me but shows up to my house while tpos are in effect and then she will drop them in court and then threaten to file them again against me. She's doing this to play with my life

1 Lawyer Answer

A: In my opinion, this is a more passive but just as serious type of domestic violence. The same advice goes for you as for a victim of the more active and violent type of domestic violence.

Yes, they can and will keep doing this as long as you allow the relationship to continue.

Break up. Sever all contact permanently. Change your phone number. Block hers. Change all of your social media accounts. Block hers. Move. Change your employer.

Do not give her, or anyone you know who also knows her: your new phone number, new social media, new residence address, or new employer. If your family members also know her, make sure they are advised of the situation and how toxic the relationship has become and impress upon them not to share any contact information with her whatsoever.

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