My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Virginia,
I was served a preliminary protection order ,two months into a divorce, that was issued by a judge using ex-parte with my X and her lawyer. The "incident" Occurred on a Saturday Night, she waited until the next day to call police, there was no report issued, only a log that they stopped by to check on caller. She left the house and took kids. On the following Wednesday her lawyer and her got a PPO from the judge and had me thrown out of the house. Her affidavit said I did nothing, but she was in fear of her life". (I'm not kidding)
Now a hearing was scheduled in three weeks. The judge who issued the order held the order so she would be the one to hear it in court. I and my dumb lawyer did not understand the consequences of that. No judge is going to say, "I'm sorry for throwing you out of the house, my mistake, my bad." So even though everything we proved was true, the judge dropped the order between me and my kids, minors, and held it in place between me and the X. I appealed and with an even harder less lenient judge it was dropped immediately.
The question is were my rights for an impartial hearing denied because the judge held the order for her review?