Restraing Order && Being Present during Delivery?

Lola - posted on 07/26/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am a soon to be mother and I have a question: I have a restraining order on my baby's father can he be present during birth If i agreed to it for that day? (seeing other people would be in the delivery room)

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Audrey - posted on 07/28/2012

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Restraining orders are put in place for a reason, because you felt like he was going to cause you and your unborn child harm. I have currently taken out a restraining order on my babies father, I'm also expecting. By requesting he be there for the childs birth means he wasn't that much of a threat to you in the first place (In the courts eyes.) They will feel as if you made false claims and or were abusing the court system,

If he were a threat before, he is a threat now. People do not change over night. If you feel as if you want him to be there, you need to have the restraining order revoked. I hope you make the right decision for you and your child. This is a very delicate matter that should not be handled lightly.

Good luck to you, best wishes.

Brittany - posted on 07/27/2012

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You could let him in the room - hoping no one would report you. However, you cannot legally decide that today it's fine - but yesterday you needed to take up the courts time with feeling unsafe. If it were reported you both would be in contempt of the court - he could be arrested and you could lose your restraining order.

Usually these agreements are put in place for your safety and given the fact a new baby is on it's way - you probably would like it to stay in full force.

If you want the restraining order removed, you will have to go back to court.

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