My ex-wife filed an ex parte against me as a strategic move to try and get me to pay more child support in exchange for her dropping the motion.
I am still allowed to exercise parenting time, but I cannot come within 100 feet of my ex-wife.
However, when she brings the kids to my house for the custody exchange she obviously is within 100 feet.
Am I in violation of the order if she is the one who comes to my residence?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Missouri divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
Based on the limited facts that you have provided me and without a copy of the order of protection, it is difficult for me to provide you with a definitive answer.
However, your ex-wife is not in violation of the order, as the order likely dictates for you to remain 100 feet away from her, not for her to stay away from you.
While it is certainly unfair for your ex-wife to attempt to bait you into violating the order, should she do this again your best course of action is likely to remain in the house and not engage her.
Further, should your ex-wife attempt to come to your residence again, it is within your right to call the police and let them know what’s going on so as to avoid any possible violation of the order.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.