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Experience:  Began practicing Family Law in 1992
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Is this free, how much, CA, yes already divorced but dealing

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is this free
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Customer: how much
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?
Customer: CA
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Customer: yes already divorced but dealing with an issue with the kids and their dad and a restraining order
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Customer: I have a restraingin order it was put into effect 2 years ago and has 1 more year to go. I was in control on how the kids saw the dad. I have 100% custody. over the 2 years the dad was getting better. on a few occasions he picked up the kids from school and dropped off food. does this make the restraining order null and void and will I get into trouble? Also now he is starting to be unstable mentally and my daughter doesnt want him around.
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Submitted: 25 days ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  JD 1992 replied 25 days ago.

Hello and thank you for contacting us. This is Dwayne B. and I’m an expert here and looking forward to assisting you today.

Expert:  JD 1992 replied 25 days ago.

does this make the restraining order null and void?

No. The only way to make the restraining order "null and void" is 1) if the judge issues another order saying the restraining order is void, or 2) the restraining order was for a limited time and that time passed. This is called "expiring by its on terms".

will I get into trouble?

If you do it isn't likely to be much trouble but a lot depends on the exact wording. If a restraining order says something is not to happen, as opposed to a specific person is not to d something, then you don't have the right to ignore the order. However, if you were not the "target" of the order then the judge usually won't hold it against you too much. However, the more you ignore it the more likely it is that the judge will get mad and then the judge can also do away with the order and not issue you another one if you don't obey the terms of this one.

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