Restraining Orders

Sometimes you may need to have a court require someone to do or not to do something. One common mechanism for this to occur is what is called a restraining order. Other mechanisms include preliminary and permanent injunctions.

There are two types of restraining orders – temporary and permanent. Temporary restraining orders are valid until a specified time or occurrence, or further order of the court and do not typically survive the end of the case – judgment, dismissal, or, entry of a permanent restraining order. Permanent restraining orders are issued as part of the final order of the case.

One type of temporary restraining order is an automatic restraining order sometimes called “atros” (automatic temporary restraining orders”). Upon commencement of a proceeding for dissolution or separation, a summons is issued and the petition that you must sign to commence the dissolution requires you to have read the second page of the summons. The second page of the summons includes the atros. The atros restrains you upon filing from taking certain steps concerning property and children. The atros applies to the other side upon service of the summons and petition upon the other side.

There are many situations that may require restraining orders, whether domestic violence, financial account monkey business, or keeping a spouse from interfering with the management of a family business.

There are many ways to obtain assistance through this process. There are self-help clinics, non-profit organizations, private attorneys, tax-payer based family law services, mental health professionals, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coaches, accountants, friends, family, internet resources, books, periodicals, State Bar of California resources, document preparers, school officials, and law enforcement agencies.

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