My question involves restraining orders in the State of: CT
In June of 2013 I was served with a restraining order from an ex girlfriend that I kicked out of my house. I even went the added step of hiring a lawyer who specializes in Real Estate law to make sure I kicked her out proper and removed her possessions from my home properly.
The original restraining order alleged that I was molesting my child and threatening the petitioner. It was written to suggest that she had stayed in my home for so long, even though I was abusive, for the sake of my child. None of this is true and I had plenty of evidence of her pleading for me not to kick her out and she had zero evidence of anything.
Just prior to the hearing date I received a few bounced emails from someone using a web-to-phone texting service to send her threatening messages designed to look like they came from me. I printed all of my evidence up and went to the hearing. The hearing went as follows:
Judge: Are these allegations true?
Judge: Order granted, case closed. Next?
No evidence was provided against me and the order was just granted. Every lawyer I have spoken to since this hearing has acted shocked that it went that way. There were several hearings ahead of mine and they all involved evidence being shown.
This is where another issue pops up. The petitioner is a paralegal who used to work extensively in this courthouse.
Well, this order just expired and on the very same day it expired she filed a new one alleging harassment, death threats, threats to kill her if she contacts the police and some vehicular attempt to run her off the road. These acts were supposedly performed by me and/or friends of mine. Again, nothing is true. In fact I don't even know where she lives because she left her address off of the orders.
Where it gets interesting is that when I contacted my lawyer I tried to pull a call log off of my cell phone and accidentally rang her line with my phone. I canceled the call as soon as I saw it dialing out but it still showed as a missed call on her cell.
She immediately notified the local police and I got a call. I explained that it was accidental and the officer told me that the petitioner had been asked if this was a problem and she responded no, that this had been the first and only time I had ever done anything in violation of the order. Which I find rather odd because the reasons she lists for needing this new order are nothing short than serious violations of the existing order!
I have a hearing on Monday to deal with this new order at the same courthouse as the other order. What do I do to stop this? If I bring a lawyer I can get this one squashed but then she can go down to the clerk's office and file another. Wash, rinse, repeat.
How do I get this person to leave me alone and stop using restraining orders as a form of harassment?