Judge Denies Renewal of a Restraining Order Despite Prior Restraining Order Offenses

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The original restraining order was put in place in 2003 following the couple’s divorce. The husband had habitually violated the terms of the restraining order. He made contact with his ex-wife by email and with phone calls. When she had enough, she moved for enforcement of the restraining order in 2006. This prompted the entry of an order to stop the parties from harassing each other. In 2009, the ex-wife brought another domestic violence action over harassing communications. The judge found no evidence of domestic violence in the case. The current issue stems from four voice mails left by the ex-husband in 2012. The ex-wife’s lawyer insists that the calls were aimed to annoy or alarm when considered with the …