On January 19, 2021, petitioner filed a petition for a PPO against respondent, who was her husband and with whom she shared children, alleging that she feared for her safety because of respondent’s threatening and violent behavior. On the same day, the trial court entered an order prohibiting respondent from having contact with petitioner in the manner petitioner requested. The order provided that it would remain in effect until January 18, 2022.
Motion to Terminate PPO
In response, respondent filed a motion to terminate or modify the PPO. The trial court held a hearing at which respondent presented evidence to refute petitioner’s claims. After taking testimony, the trial court summarized that petitioner no longer wanted to have a relationship with respondent and that respondent has not favorably reacted to that, basically, engaging in conduct that can only be described as stalking.
The trial court observed that respondent tended to attempt to exercise control over matters outside of his legitimate control, which the trial court found was concerning in terms of his willingness to allow things like a court order to be honored. However, the trial court concluded that these matters should, in fact, be in the province and the jurisdiction of the Family Division and in that respect, having issued a personal protection order, the Court stated it would terminate the personal protection order after the parties present documentation of the initiation of the divorce proceedings.
On March 23, 2021, after divorce proceedings had been initiated, the trial court granted respondent’s motion to terminate the PPO.
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