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Good afternoon. As you are aware, a protection from abuse order is a civil order that provides protection from harm by family or household members, sexual or intimate partners or persons who you have a child in common with. For it to be placed in effect, there needs to be evidence of abuse.
Abuse is the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members:
Now, if none of this was present, then you could ask for a rehearing or even appeal the decision of the Judge, if there was no basis to support it. The Judge should have reviewed the text messages and taken testimony, to see if this harm or fear/threat exists. If not, then the Judge may have made a mistake.
I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!