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Restraining Orders: No contact means No Contact

Some Rhode Island divorce cases involve either a Family Court restraining order, a protection from abuse order or a "No Contact" order from either the Family Court or the District Court. Often people mistakenly believe that a RI Restraining Order only means that the parties cannot speak to each other. A person believing this can find themselves being arrested or charged with a violation of a court order that may include jail time.

A RI Restraining Order helps cool things off when parties have had inappropriate touchings, harassment or other unlawful behavior.  

To a person who has one of these orders running against him/her, a "like", "favorite", "friend request". "re-tweet" or even a "poke" may not seem like an actual contact or communication, but the court may find that to be breach of the existing order. Using a Pinterest account to follow a child who has a restraining order against a parent can lead to an arrest.

No contact means simply "no contact" and includes social media, texting, and emails. If you are involved in a restraining order or no contact order in the beginning of a case and you have children, your lawyer should ask the court for an exception allowing communication about coordinating a parenting plan and discussion only about the children.

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