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To get a restraining order, you would typically have to show that she is harassing you or threatening
you or the children, which goes beyond just texting you every week or so. If she were sending 10 texts a day, with no legitimate purpose to any of them, that might rise to the level of harassment.
However, you do have the option of asking the judge to order her to refrain from contacting you about any issue that is not directly relevant to emergency situations involving your daughter, or that all communications go through a designated third party. It wouldn't have to be a lawyer, and you may not be able to get the judge to order her to pay a lawyer for that purpose, but he can tell her not to contact you for issues that don't have to do with your daughter. Once that order is in place, if she keeps texting you for no reason, she's in contempt of court and you may be able to have her sanctioned.
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