My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Tennessee
My ex recently filed for an order of protection against me in Tennessee. I had been living in California and had recently moved to Georgia to stay with my mom when I was served with the ex parte order and date to attend court for the permanent protective order hearing. My ex listed my address in the petition for the order of protection as in Tennessee, specifically my sister's house. I have never lived there and have not lived in Tennessee for over a year and a half. I believe this was done intentionally as she knew I was in Georgia since I was served the notice here. The court date was for March 15th but I was served on the 4th or 5th of March. I was unable to attend the court date due to such short notice and the petition was granted. My sister has been receiving mail for me at her address from the courts now but she has not opened any of it and sent it back immediately stating that I do not and have never lived at her residence.
Since I was never served the final permanent order of protection due to this intentional error of my address am I able to take any action to get this order dismissed or at least get a hearing of some sort to modify it? She was awarded custody of my dog in the order, my dog she stole from me and which I had a pending civil case in Tennessee against her to have the dog returned. Frankly I could care less about not being able to contact her, I just want my dog back and to move on and never here from her again.