Navigating Temporary Restraining and Civil Protection Orders in Divorce

In the realm of Domestic Relations Court, two types of restraining orders are available to address specific situations:

  1. Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): A TRO is issued during divorce proceedings to regulate parties’ behaviors and their handling of financial assets while the case is ongoing. Depending on your county, basic restraining orders might be automatically issued upon filing a divorce complaint, while others may necessitate affidavits or hearings. TROs aren’t typically enforced by the police like Civil Protection Orders (CPOs). If violated, you need to approach the court to hold the other party in contempt. These orders encompass various restrictions such as preventing asset depletion, property sales, child alienation, jurisdiction changes, or visitation disruptions.

Different courts may issue a range of restraining orders. For instance, Medina County automatically issues mutual restraining orders upon case filing, while Lorain County does so upon request. Cuyahoga County allows one party to request up to 14 restraining orders.

  1. Civil Protection Order (CPO): CPOs are employed in instances of domestic violence. Details surrounding these cases are elaborated in our Domestic Violence and Abuse section.

Facing Questions about Temporary Restraining and Civil Protection Orders during Divorce?

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