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I have a restraining order against my husband who is incarcerated for a domestic issue.He has contacted me twice through his mother and I did speak with him because I was told it was about the house that I am trying to keep for my children and the second call was about the heat.I felt entrapped by both him and his mother.Can I get in trouble for speaking with him?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Massachusetts

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No I was too scared.I don't want to get in trouble.I have my kids to take care of and his mother said if I said anything she wouldn't be able to see him.I feel like I have been used and entrapped by both of them

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No, you can't get into any trouble for this, but you do want to make sure to avoid future communications with him.

If communications were to continue, and your husband makes a record of it, he could potentially use it as evidence to petition the court for a removal of the restraining order, by showing that you are not legitimately in fear of him and are voluntarily communicating with him, despite the restraining order.

The restraining order is against your husband, not you, so that means that he has a legal duty not to violate it, or else he may face criminal penalties.

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