Restraining Orders: Restraining orders are direct orders issued from the court. Temporary restraining orders can be issued without a formal hearing and are intended to protect a person from the actions of another.
Divorce cases, temporary restraining orders are often granted for two reasons. One is that due to the nature of divorces, one or both of the spouses may be fearful that the divorce proceeding will cause the other to become angry or vindictive. The angry party may threaten or try to cause harm to the other. The second reason involves the assets of the marriage. A temporary restraining order can order the parties not to dispose of any of the marital assets during the pendency of the divorce proceeding. After a temporary restraining order has been issued, a hearing is held where both sides can present their cases. The judge then rules whether to lift the order or make it permanent.