I have a situation where I don't know if I can get an order of protection
or a restraining order
. My ex wife lives in Indiana and I live in IL. She lives there with her boyfriend and my two children, an 10 y.o. boy and an 13 y.o. girl. 4 days ago, there was a conflict in the house; my ex and the kids and boy friend are moving to a new house and my ex told my daughter they were going to the old house to get more items and told my daughter to come help. My daughter refused to go, there was a huge fight with her mother
, and my daughter was way out of line. Anyway, my daughter finally went out to the car to go. My ex's boyfriend told my daughter to get the f**k out of his car. No one should say that to my daughter no matter what she did, and he is lucky I wasn't there. I am considering a restraining order or order of protection, but don't know if that would meet the criteria or not. My ex was somehow able to get one against me because we sent angry emails back and forth. The divorce
was finalized in IL and the ex moved to IN. The divorce was over a year ago. Question is is there grounds for an o.p. or restraining order, and if so, do I get it in IL or IN, and, finally, is there any other filing or action that can be done to issue a formal warning that this action will not be tolerated. My attorney is not willing to help me. One other issue is that my daughter cannot talk to me on the phone except if it is on speaker and the ex is there to listen; I believe that violates my parental rights
. The only thing my attorney was willing to do was write a letter to her attorney here in IL. No outcome has come of this because I just made him aware of this yesterday.