My question involves defamation in the state of: Georgia
I went through a divorce three months ago. My wife filed a temporary protective order against me accusing me of wanting to kidnap my son about two months ago. She had no basis for her claim but was granted a TPO on the basis that she was "scared". She used to work for the Department of Family and Children Services and knows the system really well. The judge granted me the right to resume our child visitation two weeks after the order was served to me, and about a month ago I dropped my kid to her place and she called the police (the judge allowed me to drop my child but only during the drop-off times, but this was in the middle of the weekend -my kid needed his DVD). I was charged with a felony and aggravated assault but was fortunate to hire a good lawyer and get me out of jail. Hopefully the charges will be dropped based on the fact that I did not threaten my wife but only dropped my son so he could pick up some stuff (I stayed in the car and did not call her nor email her).
In her TPO, she wrote that I was a drunk, a wife beater, a drug dealer, a criminal, that I was getting my 6-yr old alcohol and other awful things. I never did any of them and was never arrested.
Can I file a suit for slender or libel and have a remote chance of getting some relief or is there basically nothing I can do?
Thank you very much!