Temporary Restraining Orders

A temporary restraining order (TRO) is signed by the judge with or without a hearing. It puts injunctions in place which bind both parties from:

  • Communicating to each other in vulgar or profane language
  • Threatening to take unlawful action against the other party
  • Placing anonymous calls
  • Causing bodily injury
  • Destroying property
  • Falsifying any writing or record relating to the other party
  • Withdrawing or borrowing from any retirement, profit sharing or other employee benefit plan
  • Entering any safe deposit box

The TRO is good for 14 days and may be extended an additional 14 days. Usually, a temporary orders hearing is scheduled soon afterward to determine if the TRO should be made into temporary injunctions on both parties until a final trial. Se habla español.