It is very common in a divorce setting to have Restraining Orders in place.
What Is A Restraining Order?
While the most well-known type of restraining order is for safety reasons (protection orders), restraining orders can actually come in many forms and have many appropriate uses.
Restraining orders are designed to protect our clients, as well as defend against restraining orders that are harmful or inappropriate.
WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?
One common use for a restraining order is to prevent your spouse from depleting assets while going through a divorce.
While a restraining order is used to protect someone from threats or physical abuse, it can also 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.
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 in when there is a need to limit contact between the parties or prevent inappropriate behavior around your children.
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