Firstly, it is important to bear in mind that this is an extreme measure that distances an individual from his home and leaves him without a roof over his head. A court will not easily issue such a protective order; rather, it will firstly consider an existing legal alternative based on current reality before taking such a step.
If the court gains the impression that the woman is filing a protective order for tactical reasons—in order to assist her in obtaining a swifter divorce—this negative impression will accompany her throughout the case. One must bear in mind that this is the judge who will rule on future child support payments as well as property-related matters.
If the court gains the impression that the protective order is being filed tactically in order to upset the other spouse, then the party filing for the order will be exposed to a ruling that demands payment of expenses and compensation to the other side—and that is a huge pity!
Furthermore, in most cases the restraining order process doesn’t end in the court, but rather descends along criminal lines.
A false complaint is not a clever act, to say the least, and is liable to result in you losing the case. As part of divorce proceedings, the father is imposed with alimony payments. Submitting a false claim to the police holds the threat of severe harm to the father’s livelihood, a criminal record, and reduced chances of obtaining a job or engaging in certain professions.
It is very important to protect yourself in the divorce proceeding and avoid filing a false complaint and/or being the subject of a false complaint. It is important to conduct yourself wisely and carefully in a way that assists you, rather than complicating matters for yourself.
It is desirable and even advisable to equip yourself with a recording device in order to prevent false complaints/provocations by a party wishing to generate an advantage in a divorce case using such a tactic.