Can I sue my ex for fraud, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false light and abuse of process for filing a false restraining order
? He filed a FAPA and used it against me for a year to prevent/restrict me from seeing my children.
He used the system in our community for child exchanges for a year, costing them money.
He had me jailed for driving by his house, but asked that all charges be dropped and removed from my record when he realized it could affect my earning ability (license to practice).
He filed a false sexual abuse
allegation and stated in it "he had concerns about the mother
because he had a FAPA against me". It was dismissed.
He prevented me from volunteering or even entering our children's school. Ruining my reputation at their school.
He filed an immanent danger to our children against me based on the restraining order. It was dismissed.
He called 911 9 times over a year to report "sightings" and other frivolous things. Unfounded.
Ultimately, I spent over 50k and hired a custody evaluator who sided in my favor and I won sole legal and physical custody.
The sole purpose of his restraining order was to attempt to get full legal and physical custody of our children for financial reasons (I make considerably more money than him). His attorney at one point emailed mine that and I quote "It would be extremely detrimental to my client's position if his wife were to lose her license and/or job." Proving his motive for financial gain.
The judge in the divorce/custody trial did in fact determine that his restraining order was used punitively and his renewal of it was dismissed. This was stated in the sentencing portion of our trial.
We are newly divorced as of last month and I would like to pursue a case for damages. Where can I find an attorney in Oregon? And what kind of attorney would I be seeking?