My question involves restraining orders in the State of South Carolina.
My husband's ex-wife has filed a restraining order against him because he viewed his daughter's facebook page. YES, that is what I said, he viewed her facebook page. She claims that by doing so, he was trying to control and harass his daughter, in spite of the fact that his daughter allowed him to see her page until mom told her to delete him.
He is now able to view the page thru mutual friends of theirs.
Mom filed the restraining order on behalf of the 16 year-old daughter. The order states that he is prohibited from abusing, threatening, or molesting plaintiff or family members, prohibited from entering plaintiff's residence, employment, or school and is prohibited from communicating or attempting to communicate with the plaintiff in any way.
We understand this to mean that he can not contact her, nor can she contact him.
Question is this. . . .
Does this order extend to the Mom also not being able to contact us due to the fact that she obtained it for her daughter? Or is she able to contact us? There is a child support order in place, which we now pay thru the court system to avoid all contact with the mom. Per the divorce decree we pay child support and medical expenses for the minor child.
If mom is not to contact us, and she does, what are our options?
Thanks for any help. We can not afford an attorney so want to make sure we don't cross any lines.