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My gf and I got in an argument and I get home...

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28 Jun 2022

My gf and I got in an argument and I get home and she’s moving all her stuff out. Embarrassing but I got real mad about it. I didn’t get close to her or threaten her or anything. She’s just never seen me get mad before.I threw her cat’s 3ft climbing tree house into the other room. Some point later her cat was under my feet and I picked up and tossed it into the garage thru the house-garage door… because she was always worried about the cat getting out.Her mom came to help her move the rest of her stuff so I left. On my way out I saw her car keys and childishly threw them in the back yard.She couldn’t find the keys so she called the cops and they made me come back and find them.This was 40 days ago and we’ve been friendly since. Can she file a restraining order based on my hissy fit that night? I didn’t get close to her or threaten her but not sure what constitutes a restraining order. It’s also been 40+ days.
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28 Jun 2022

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28 Jun 2022
ChrisAEsq
ChrisAEsq
Attorney

Hi, my name is***** am a civil litigation attorney with twenty years of legal experience, licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I am sorry you are facing these difficulties and will do my best to assist you with your legal problem, today. Please note that this service is for general information only, and our communications are not confidential.

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28 Jun 2022
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28 Jun 2022
Thanks!
28 Jun 2022
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28 Jun 2022
ChrisAEsq
ChrisAEsq
Attorney

You're very welcome.  As a general rule one will only be granted a restraining order if there is ongoing harassment,  abuse or threats that place the plaintiff at an ongoing risk of harm.  If this was a "one off" incident and there is no current threat to safety, she probably would not qualify for a restraining order.

28 Jun 2022
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28 Jun 2022
Yeah this was a one off and she’s been moved out. We have seen each other a few times since. She also just watched my dog last week while I was out of town.
28 Jun 2022
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28 Jun 2022
Wasn’t sure if she could still file a temporary or “ex parte” restraining order… even if it’s been 40+ days since that one-off incident
28 Jun 2022
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28 Jun 2022
ChrisAEsq
ChrisAEsq
Attorney

She could ask for one, but I don't see how she would get it, for the reasons I mentioned.  You have been getting along and hanging out, so I do not know what the court could possibly consider a current harm or threat of harm.  Of course, I only have a limited vantage point on this forum.

28 Jun 2022
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28 Jun 2022
The reason I’m worried is she’s trying to use it to get off the lease. Which I think she can even do with a temporary restraining order.and naturally she’s going to give them her vantage point but that story is all there was. I know the cop was saying throwing her property in the back yard is a felony crime. Which I didn’t know
28 Jun 2022
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29 Jun 2022
ChrisAEsq
ChrisAEsq
Attorney

That doesn't change my opinion on the matter.  If the status quo stays as it is today, I do not see grounds for a restraining order.

29 Jun 2022
Customer reply
29 Jun 2022
Understood. Appreciate your opinion on the matter.
29 Jun 2022
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29 Jun 2022
ChrisAEsq
ChrisAEsq

You're very welcome.  It is always a pleasure to help!  If you any other follow-up questions, please let me know.  Otherwise, I appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance.

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29 Jun 2022
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