Temporary restraining orders
After filing a petition for dissolution of marriage, but before the final judgment, any party to the action may motion the court for a temporary restraining order (TRO) for the purpose of securing child support, spousal support, and compliance with a parenting plan. Filing suit also invokes an automatic restraining order applicable to all parties enjoining them from wasting, dissipating, encumbering, transferring, or otherwise disposing of assets while the case is pending unless the court finds it absolutely necessary to do so. Any violation of this order will subject the guilty party to contempt of court. Besides the TRO request within the context of a domestic relations proceeding, the Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) provides for restraining orders to be obtained independent of any domestic relations action for the sole purpose of guaranteeing the safety of the Petitioner and Petitioner’s children, if any.
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