I just got out of court. I just got a restraining order dismissed against me, thank the Lord. It cost me almost $15k in attorneys fees though. Now, we all know about stalking orders and domestic violence orders, but I'd never heard of a restraining order for "Elder Financial Abuse." This was a bogus claim by a jealous relative over my 93 year old Dad's money and things - his living trust of which I am trustee. This restraining order accused me of withholding things from another family member when in fact they belong to a trust for Dad and it's my job to protect them. The judge cleared me, but a month ago when the order was served by a Sheriff's deputy at my house, he took my CHL on the spot and told me I couldn't have any guns at home. I've been living with that for a month. I just went and got my guns, and tomorrow I go to the Sheriff's office and get my CHL back. Be careful who you deal with and what you do. I just learned that a tomato can get a restraining order against a ham sandwich just by filling out some papers and stretching the truth a bit. It can be used as a weapon. Had I lost, I could have waited a few years and tried to get the record expunged and then tried to get another CHL. What a beotch. A restraining order is good for a year but the applicant can go back and ask to have it renewed. Just watch what you do if you want guns or a CHL. Anyone with a grudge can nail your butt and even if I'd lost, it still would have cost me $15k in attorney's fees. I think I'll go have a beer and relax. It's been a tough day, but at least I won.