I will preface this to say that I have read the other threads about restraining orders, and I am still confused. I am posting these questions for a friend, so I will have to keep it general. A woman got involved with a man who was in the middle of a divorce and custody battle over two kids. She got pregnant and eventually married the man after the divorce was finalized. The ex-wife (who is apparently crazy) lied to the judge that the woman threatened her via Facebook and sought a restraining order to keep the new wife away from her and the kids. The judge (who has a history of being a terrible judge) ignored evidence to the contrary and granted the protection order. For almost a year, the woman would have to leave her own house whenever her husband's kids came to visit in order to comply with the order. Eventually, at the most recent hearing, the judge removed the order barring her from contact with the kids, but left in place an order barring both women from having contact with each other. So now the family can actually start bonding together as they should, but this woman has some type of restraining order against her. She wants to get her GWCL and potentially buy a gun in the future. Will this restraining order interfere with that? I don't know all the details; I don't even know what the restraining order is actually called. Also, this judge appears to be a real A-hole that hates her husband and is projecting a bias onto her because she got pregnant by him. During the various proceedings, the judge has done things and allowed the ex-wife's attorney to do things that have baffled the couple's attorney. However, their attorney(s) appear to be afraid to challenge the judge out of fear of affecting future cases and standing in the community.