Can I dispute a restraining order that I believe has been unfairly issued against me?
This is not a wills and probate question. I selected that because there was no match for my category. My girlfriend's parents have threatened to file a restraining order against me because they don't like me. I have caused them no harm, nor have I threatened them. How can I prevent this, or fight the order if it is issued?
A protective order may be issued when the court believes that a person is likely to suffer physical harm as a result of a threat by someone else. In my experience courts do not simply issue protective orders without some factual basis that demonstrates that the person to whom the order is against, is a threat to the person sought to be protected. merely being a person that the parents do not want dating their daughter (especially if the daughter is over 16 years old) is insufficient and a serious abuse of the legal system. If you are served with a protective order you have to obey it or you will expose yourself to jail time. I suggest staying away from the parents and not going to their house.