Temporary Restraining Orders and Temporary Orders
Whether you are getting divorced or are a party to a SAPCR, you will probably need temporary orders, i.e., rules to follow until your matter is finalized. During a divorce, temporary orders serve multiple functions and are one of the best ways to ensure your financial, physical and emotional protection. In a divorce involving children or a SAPCR, temporary orders also set out temporary custody and child support rules.

Temporary Orders are available upon notice and a hearing and expire when the Court signs a final order in your matter (unless otherwise specified in a the final order). You can obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) without notice and a hearing, but the TRO only lasts fourteen days and is designed to take effect while the parties prepare for and attend the temporary orders hearing.

Temporary Restraining Orders & Temporary Orders - the Standard Language

Final Orders

A temporary retraining order typically enjoins one or both parties as follows:

Final orders will conclude your divorce or SAPCR. Once the court signs final orders, they are enforceable at law. If you need assistance understanding or interpreting your final orders, contact the law firm of ALSTON & ENGELHAUPT, PLLC today to consult with an experienced family law attorney. The firm's attorneys will explain what the terms of your final orders mean and will identify your rights and responsibilities according to the order.

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