My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Missouri
Will try to make this story short. I was served with an ex parte order today to no longer have contact with my sister. I live in Arizona, she lives in Missouri. In the order she also wrote that I'm to not have contact with my parents who reside in a different state than the both of us. Both still work full time and neither is disabled.
My sister is in an abusive marriage. She has left her husband multiple times (More than 5 in the last year) Each time she stays with my parents. In July she and her children stayed with me. Her husband has pending criminal charges against him. While she was away from him in both March and July she gave recorded statements to the county sheriff where they live, the state attorney general, and the FBI. She was also an "anonymous source" in a news story that ran about his crimes on a local news station.
In March of this year she called me crying, stating she'd hidden his guns, and was locked in a bedroom. She was screaming, he was screaming, and their children were screaming for help in the background. Being that I am out of state I did all I could do, I contacted both the sheriff's office and Child Protective Services. There is still an open CPS investigation to my knowledge.
Now that she has gone back and he's found out about her reporting him, so she has stated that I made the statements impersonating her. The ex parte order states that I impersonated her and that I lied to family services. I do not want this on my record, and it is all out right lies.
I have more than 40 emails she courtesy copied me on that she sent to local police, as well as the attorney general about his crimes, about his abuse of her and the children. My parents were both with her when she gave recorded statements to the Attorney General, FBI, and news media. These are on their phone records as at that time she was residing in their home. She states that I harassed her in July of 2010. In July she and her children were staying with me. I have photos, home videos, as well as multiple notes she wrote me in email and facebook thanking me for taking care of her children and helping her.
What else do I need to have to fight this? I have my parents and my other sibling willing to go to court with me, as well as all these documents, receipts for things purchased for her and her children, receipts for fed ex'ing documents to the sheriff and attorney general.
I also realize this in because she is frightened of her husband and believe this will show in court. However, I'm tired of all of us suffering due to her relationship. Is there anything else I can do? I'm not sure I can afford an attorney on top of travel expenses on such short notice.