Can I file a civil protection order against my ex?

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Can I file a civil protection order against my ex?

My ex has written me love letters, love texts and has sent me cards stating how she misses me. She even wrote a letter to my girlfriend telling how I was sleeping with both of them, which I was. I have told her to leave me alone but she hasn’t taken the hint.

Asked on June 8, 2011 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

This question is really best asked to an attorney in your area who can let you know what the standard is that the courts measure the behaviour of the party against whom you wish to file the order.  It is my understanding that there are various types of Civil Protection - sometimes called restraining - orders.  The most common are those issued in domestic violence actions.  Those can be issued in an emergency situation - "ex parte"- if there is imminent or present danger.  The situation that you describe now does not seem to give rise to the ex parte order that I just described.  But there are also Stalking Orders available.  You should speak with an attorney there.  Good luck. 


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