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I can confirm that if one of the conditions of the NMO is that you are not to have any commuincation / contact with your ex wife then you need to be very careful and keep away to protect yourself. Your ex wife could report such an encounter as a breach and it would fall to the police to investigate. You can be imprisoned for upto 5 years for breaching a NMO. If the meeting was before you were served with the papers then although your ex wife could call the police you would likley not be found guilty as you were not aware of the terms at that time.
You can seek to contest the order at the next hearing. If you do the court will list the case for a contested hearing in the future and then will make decisions about whether they consider the alleagations to be true and if the NMO should stay in place.
In reality in your ex then only decides to report your meeting on Friday after you decide to contest then this isnt going to look very credible when the police investigate. These types of order are all or nothing. Your ex cannto choose to allow to meet with you and then seek to rely on the order at other times as this undermines the whole need for an order.
You could also agree to the NMO being in place if you do not intend to breach the same but on the basis of it being recorded in the order that you do not agree to any of the allegations but you do not intend to contest. This is quite common and saves a contested hearing and if you abide by the terms it wont cause you any harm.
If you do ask for a contested hearing the oyu run the risk of the court making decisions that some of your ex's allegations are true. These are known as findings and such findings could effect your future contact with your children.
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