Ask An Attorney: Can Dad, Under a FAPA Restraining Order, track his children?

Welcome to You Be The Judge. Today’s question comes from Bend: Mother and children have a restraining order against Dad. A restraining order provides that Dad shall have supervised parenting time with the children. Dad and the supervisor, apparently, are talking about placing a tracking device on the kids. What can be done?

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So you’re the judge: What do you think? Mom and kids have a restraining order against Dad. Dad wants to place a tracker on the kids. What can they do?

The first question is whether or not the parenting supervisor is a professional or a friend of Dad. If it’s a friend of Dad, the Mom can go back to court and ask that the judge modify the restraining order to require a professional supervisor. I would also argue that actually placing a tracker on the kids would violate the restraining order because it’s still a contact with the kids and the restraining order prevents that.

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