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My former friend is bringing me to court to get a

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My former friend is bringing me to court to get a restraining order for contacting her several times after I found out that she had been having sex with my husband. Needless to say, my husband has heard quite a bit from me also. I can't find an attorney and my "friend" has one. Do I dare go without representation?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 1 year ago.

Good evening. Ideally, you would want to be represented by counsel but if not, then you can defend this on your own. In order to issue a restraining order against you, the judge must find that you caused or attempted to cause physical harm, or that you put someone in fear of imminent serious physical harm, or that you caused someone to have sexual relations with you by using force, threat or duress or that you have been constantly harassing this women. If none of these standards are met, the judge should not issue a restraining order against you. You can present evidence and bring any witnesses as well to defend this and show what she is alleging is not supported by a basis.

Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 1 year ago.

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