To file an OP or not?

posted 1 year ago in Legal
  • poll: Should I file an Order of Protection?

    Yes, do it now.

    Yes, wait until you close on the house

    No, it will only make things worse.

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    futuremrss17 :  his own attorney is afraid of him (to the point that she’s breaching attorney/client confidentiality by telling this to your attorney!) and the judge has ordered extra security for your divorce trial. Taking this guy’s guns away is a no-brainer. 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Stop hesitating and DO IT! Fear that it might set him over the edge is even MORE of a reason to get it done ASAP. It sounds like a fly could buzz near him and it would set him off, so it’s better that he has no guns when that happens. 

    Post # 5
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    futuremrss17 :  think about what you’re really saying though. You are hoping to keep an angry, irrational ARMED MAN from shooting a gun at you by comply with his desire to keep his guns? The best way to keep someone from shooting a gun is to TAKE AWAY THEIR GUN. 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Only if all his guns are registered will they be taken away. The government can’t take away what they don’t know about.

    In the US, it is illegal for a felon to possess a firearm… yet, here we are.

     

    Post # 7
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    Also – does he know where you are staying? If so find somewhere else to stay. Also bring ALL the evidence of his threats to your divorce trial – I’m surprised your attorney can’t ask the trial judge to hear her on an OP as well. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I wonder if the judge can hear anything over the sale of the home, to keep him from at least allowing the repairs. This is very messy but you still need to watch out for your safety, I would follow the advise of your attorney. 

    Post # 10
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    futuremrss17 :  the only way to know is to ask! 

    also to everyone else reading – this shit right here is why we need better gun laws. Harass the crap out of your congresspeople. I’m in Massachusetts and I can go to law enforcement TODAY and say “my soon to be ex-husband is threatening me and my dog and he’s armed, help me” and they are empowered to physically confiscate his firearms and ammo TODAY. He could appeal and fight to get them back, but he is disarmed while it’s being decided whether he should have a gun. 

     

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    I would assume there are procedures in place to ensure service and/or removal of guns. How come you are doing this through the shelter rather than through your lawyer?

    In Alberta we can draft into Emergency Protection Orders/Queen’s Bench Protection Orders that the party will be served by the police who can remove firearms.  

    Post # 13
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    Can the judge appoint someone to oversee the sale of the house so that he can’t do anything to sabotage it? 

    This man should not have guns. Get more information about when they would be confiscated, ie seized at the same time the OP is served? Or does he surrender them voluntarily at a later time? 

    And stay somewhere else for now, please.

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    Post # 15
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    minnewanka :  many states in the US don’t have EPOs and it sounds like the OP lives in one of them. The NRA has spent a lot of money making sure Congress keeps it that way too. 

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