First, it's a rather complex case, and doesn't involve divoece or kids, but has much of the same ugliness.
An old friend, in a different state, knowing of my depression and suicidal thoughts, began to randomly accuse me of hacking into her email or computer. That is something that I do not know how to do, would never do, have not done, etc. Innocent. Later, I received very threatening emails from her friend claiming he'd had a private detective hacking into mine for months, stating such would continue indefinitely. I obtained my own pi, and cops refused to investigate the hacking or the threats that came from sources which also seemed to have access to my account. Her friend's email was followed up ny a protective order filed from another state. No way in hell I could afford to leave home to fight it.
Several weeks before that one year extension was due to end, she took another one out. This time my pi was able to get partial copies of them and try to file an appeal on my behalf. Many of you here may understand the difficulties of dealing with recalcitrant clerks and such. In those documents were admisssions that she had been the one hacking my email, as well as forged "evidebce", slander, etc. Not one legitimate reason for her to have been granted either tpo. Cops refused to do a proper investigation, da refused to prosecute because of their personal perception of me. Finally had to come to reno to try to get a lawyer to file a motion to quash so that I could show my evidence in court. Lawyer ripped me off, I got despondent, tried to kill myself, failed, spent 7 1/2 months in jail.
During this time, she filed another against me, then didn't bother to show up to get it extended, then yet another three months later, then had her friend visit me in jail to make threats and harass me three days after filing for the last one.
Now I'm out, and totally stranded/homeless here, and trying to protect my life via the legal process.
Lots more details, but this isn't the place to write a novel about it.