If you have been served with a Temporary Restraining Orders, it is important to hire a tough, smart, and experienced family law attorney.
While some Temporary Restraining Orders contain standard language to help protect property and assets during a divorce, some have far-reaching consequences and you should seek the advice of a good family law attorney to understand those consequences.
One reason the Court issues a temporary restraining order is to preserve the property, protect the parties, and protect the children. You could also obtain a temporary restraining order to prevent one parent from having access to a child or prevent a spouse from entering certain property. A temporary restraining order is used to prevent a party from doing something.
Examples of behavior a temporary restraining order can prohibit include withdrawing all the money from a bank account, selling or donating property, incurring huge debts, harassing the other person, removing a child, or un-enrolling a child from school.
The Texas family code has a list of 28 different behaviors to which a temporary restraining order can apply, but the Court can order other kinds of relief not listed in the code as long as it has to do with preserving property, protecting parties, or protecting children.
A party will file the temporary restraining order, often along with the initial petition (whether it be for divorce, a modification, a suit to determine possession and access, or an enforcement), and after the judge signs it, the person being restraining must be served with the order. The Order becomes effective once the other party is served. A temporary restraining order can last for up to fourteen (14) days, however, if good cause is shown, a court can extend the temporary restraining order for an additional 14 days. During that time period, the party being restraining will be entitled to a hearing to determine if the temporary restraining order should be made into a Temporary Injunction, further extending the order while the case is pending.
If you have been served with a Temporary Restraining Order, or need to obtain one, we are here to help. The family lawyers at Spurlock & Associates, P.C. are here to walk you through the process. These expert divorce lawyers will help guide you through your hearings and file your responses. Lean on the expertise of the best family law attorneys near you. Located in Humble, TX, our family law lawyers are ready and willing to help you protect yourself, your children, and your property. Contact us today!