Can a third party be involved in picking up and dropping off my stepdaughter if my husband has a restraining order against his ex ?

Can a relief be granted in the restraining order on the basis that he can attend to his daughter’s graduation or school functions even if the ex is attending the same?

Asked on December 12, 2011 under Family Law, Washington

Answers:

David Lee / Law Offices of David Lee

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Usually, a spouse or relative of the child will be involved in the "picking up" and "dropping off" of children during child visitation.  However, if there may be a problem with the "exchange" you can ask a court to order that the child be "picked up" or "dropped off" at a local police department.

Restraining orders usually have a "no contact" provision written in to them that forbids any verbal or physical contact.  In some cases, an actual "distance" such as "not within 150 feet" is written into the order.  Restraining orders are usually designed to protect people in certain places, such as your home, work or school.

There would have to be some really extraordinary circumstances to prohibit a parent from attending their child's graduation, despite a restraining order.

 

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