My daughter was being threatened and harassed by her ex-husband. She filed for and received a protective order against her ex-husband. A week later, at the hearing, the circuit court judge dismissed criminal charges against him, but mandated a no-contact condition by any means other than for emergency situations regarding their 4-year-old child. Additionally, all exchanges of the child for visitation
must take place at the County Sheriff's Office, which he refused to abide by on the very first day of visitation. During the 7-day period prior to the hearing he violated the protective order on at least three occasions by texting my daughter and having his current wife email her.
There is documentary evidence of child abuse by her ex-husband, he has been clinically diagnosed with moderate to severe depression and admittedly does not take his prescribed medications to combat this. My daughter is very concerned that he may try to abduct the child, or worse yet commit suicide and kill the child as well. He is among the most irresponsible individuals I've ever encountered, refuses to look for a job, owes several months of back child support
, and feels he should not pay child support at all because my daughter left him after 11 years of marriage
My question is: Can my daughter legally obtain a private audience with the Judge that issued the no contact decree? And, can she file criminal charges against her ex-husband for violating the child exchange ruling and the prior violations of the restraining order
Thanks in advance.