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Can someone file a restraining order if you’ve done nothing wrong?

A past girlfriend has been calling my house for weeks now, at least 2 - 3 times daily. During these calls, she uses very profane language and continuously threatens me with filing a restraining order against me. The thing is, I have done nothing to her, at all. The break up was clean, and at the time, we respectfully ended the relationship, but now its crazy and I feel like I should be the one filing for a restraining order. What do I do in this situation?


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    John Hugger | Attorney & Counselor at Law
    3002 Evergreen Parkway
    Evergreen, CO 80437-0877
    (303) 670-1043
    Be thankful your relationship with her has ended. Document all of her calls and contacts with you, not only the time and date, but also what is said by you or her. Anyone can file a restraining order although she does not appear to have any grounds to do so. The restraining order papers asks what was the most violent thing you did against her and the most recent thing. People sometimes lie about such things and your documentation of the contacts made contemporaneously with the contacts will be evidence as to what did or did not occur. Consult an attorney ASAP.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado - Replied: 5/21/2013
    R. Jason de Groot | R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    Deltona, FL 32728-5775
    (386) 337-8239
    Yes someone can file a restraining order if you have done nothing. They would need to lie in order to get an order entered. What you need to do is get an attorney if she files a petition. You might be able to get a repeat violence injunction entered against her, depending upon the facts of her harassing you.
    Answer Applies to: Florida - Replied: 5/20/2013
    Dan Fenaughty | Fenaughty & Associates, PC
    2 N Cascade Ave.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    (719) 277-6626
    Keep a record of the calls. Include date, time, number that was called to, number that was called from (if it is a cellphone or you have caller ID), subject matter of the call. If this woman contacts the Police and reports that you have been the one calling, she can have you arrested and charged. Not merely a restraining order, but you will be handcuffed and taken to jail. If you feel threatened by this person, you should get a restraining order against her. Show the judge your log book to show why you are feeling threatened. If you fear imminent bodily harm, call the police.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado - Replied: 5/20/2013
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