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I truly am sorry that your friend is being subjected to this by both his former wife and his son. The mother is turning her son into someone even she will not be able to control and the son is playing them both.
Suggest to your friend that he retain a lawyer. He cannot roll over and play dead because next month or next year, God only knows the lies his son will be telling. He should ask his lawyer to have his son tested psychologically. He's going through a rough time right now and the son is capable of going either way. But, once he's started on that wrong road, he will not be able to turn back.
Your friend's lawyer should thoroughly prepare him for the hearing on the issue of whether the Protective Order will be extended to 6 months or a year. Right now, I believe it is only temporary until a hearing is held. His son is 14 years old and should know the difference between the truth and a lie and he is lying on purpose. The lawyer should serve a Subpoena on CPS to get a copy of the statement his son gave to CPS, then cross examine him on what happened and catch him in a lie.
The lawyer should also bring in character witnesses for your friend to have them testify that he is not a violent man, has never been violent towards anyone and never acted violently. And, that he is simply a concerned father. Too bad the mother is not as concerned.
The lawyer should also bring up the issue that the son came in hours late, without any explanation, without any prior telephone call to his father, worried his father half to death, showed no respect to his father when he walked into the house, showed no remorse, and this is what your friend for being a concerned father.
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