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Difference between revision or appeal and motion to modify protection order

Discussion in 'Protective & Restraining Orders' started by Kaun, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Kaun

    Kaun Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello. My ex-wife has entered a protection order against me under false allegations. I need to fight this order because it also includes my 4-year-old son who I am very close with. At the hearing the commission ruled that I shall lose my child. I file for revision and at that hearing the judge said that the Commissioner did not make a mistake in their ruling. Now, I have the choice of filing an appeal or a motion to modify the protection order. The way I understand the law is that in an appeal, no new evidence may be brought. In a motion to modify I understand that this is the same as starting over and having the hearing again from the beginning.

    Could anyone please explain to me why one is better than the other. I understand that an appeal cost a lot of money but I need my son back so I do not care.

    Thank you very much

    PS I am in Washington state
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You need to talk to a few lawyers and hire one.

    There's no way you'll be successful without an attorney.

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