In our 100+ years of legal experience, we have handled hundreds of cases like yours across Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Athens, and surrounding areas in North Alabama. Call today at (256) 539-4464 or complete a case evaluation form to speak with an experienced Divorce Lawyer from our office. If you would like to schedule a consultation, the attorney will sit down with you to answer your questions and devise a plan that will protect your rights and best interests throughout the divorce process.
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Restraining and Protective Orders in Divorce Cases
After a petition for divorce has been filed, the court may issue temporary orders that regulate the behavior of spouses while the divorce is pending. A temporary restraining order may be issued by a court without a hearing. This order would be effective immediately and will remain in effect for a short period of time, typically no longer than 14 days unless extended by the court. Temporary restraining orders are used to protect and preserve property owned by spouses until a hearing can be set and held. These orders could prohibit one or both spouses from intentional communication with each other, threatening each other, harassing each other, causing injury to each other, causing injury or harm to involved children, removing or destroying property, and others.
A temporary injunction, which would stay in effect longer than a temporary restraining order, may be issued by a court after each spouse has been notified and a hearing has been held. This injunction imposes similar restrictions as the temporary restraining order, but can remain in effect throughout the legal divorce process. The court may also issue protective orders in situations involving family violence. Protective orders are intended to protect all involved parties from family violence. Family violence is classified as an act or threat by a member of a family against another member intended to to cause harm, or threaten harm. Individuals who violate protective orders are subject to arrest and often jail time. If you or a loved one are in need of a protection from abuse order, contact us today, we can help you.
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