What is a Restraining Order?
A Restraining Order can prevent actions such as taking money from joint accounts, making withdrawals from retirement or investment accounts and running up significant debt/credit while the divorce is pending.
What are they used for in family law?
Restraining Orders can come in many forms and have many appropriate uses.
Highly effective Restraining Orders are designed to protect our client as well as defend against (opposing) Restraining Orders that are harmful or inappropriate.
One common use for a Restraining Order is to prevent your spouse from depleting assets while going through a divorce.
Another use for a Restraining Order goes beyond purely financial restraints and can speak to the actions or behavior of either spouse. It may be necessary to seek a Restraining Order when there is a need to limit contact between the parties or prevent inappropriate behavior around your children.
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