Standard Family Law Restraining Orders are set forth in the Dissolution of Marriage Summons. They apply to the Petitioner upon filing of the Petition of Dissolution and to the responding party (Respondent) upon being served with the Petition. The orders remain in effect until the final judgment is entered, the Petition is dismissed or further order of court.
Notification to the other party of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five days prior to incurring the expenditure is required.
One benefit of filing a Petition for Dissolution or Legal Separation is the protection provided by these restraining orders.
These restraining orders are designed to maintain the status quo during the pendency of the case.