Protection Orders and how much Protection do they offer with digital age
Hi Everyone and have just joined as looking for advise regarding protection orders.
After a 2 day hearing I got a Protection Order against my ex wife which covers my new Fiancée, 2 children in my care aged 12 & 10 & myself. Before this my ex had been very aggressive which resulted in a number of attacks against my partner & myself with the final one been assault charges laid against her for attacking myself.
After this event and waiting for 6 months plus 2 days in Court we got the Protection Order. The issue I have and where I need help is that since this time the ex has filed numerous actions in the Family Court and each affidavit that she files is full of intimidating serious allegations, harassment & lies. We have been told that nothing can be done with all of this abuse and the ex has a right through law to file such papers and in due course will be tested in front of a Judge but they are serious and include such things like my new partner killed her previous husband, filed fraudulent insurance claims etc etc of which none are true.
To stop the Court cases or to slow them down I agreed that the children need care & protection as they suffered abuse from her and now are in need of trauma counselling. The Court is now the guardian of the kids and they are in our full time care.
What has happened now though is that the ex is now emailing the kids lawyer, OT lawyer, OT social workers, her parents & our oldest son who is 30 telling them all the same hateful lies. She is been told by the Judge that she is obsessive and this shows as these emails are very intimidating & threatening. I have gone to the Police and laid a complaint of breaching the PO. They have said that as she never emailed us directly then it is not a breach but the ex is a bully and say if this was done in the workplace and someone was spreading rumours around then they would be held to task for this as again was never directly to the person they were doing the rumours over so what is the difference.
I need helpful legal advice and case law that I can quote so that finally the PO can actually protect us from both physical & emotional harm/abuse.
Thanks all who read this