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When people hear the term 'restraining order' they often think of violent situations where someone needs a court order for protection. While these types of restraining orders do unfortunately become necessary from time to time, there are other restraining orders that apply to parties to a California divorce when such a case is filed. If you are unsure of your rights in this regard or you feel that such a restraining order has been violated by your spouse, seek the help of experienced San Diego men's rights lawyers as soon as possible. Below is a brief introduction to this typical procedure and its requirements.
An ATRO is an acronym for Automatic Temporary Restraining Order, and this ATRO takes hold of both parties when a California divorce case is filed. The purpose of an ATRO is to in effect maintain the status quo of a situation when it comes to the marital estate, property and assets and the routines of any children of the marriage so that a fair and equitable result can be pursued by the court overseeing the divorce.
When one spouse files a California divorce case, that spouse is immediately bound by the terms of the ATRO. When the other spouse is served with the documentation that relates to the California divorce case, that spouse is also immediately bound by the ATRO requirements. At that point, any violation of those terms can lead to serious legal consequences.
The California divorce ATRO is relatively consistent in its terms and its requirements, and in general such a restraining order will prevent one of the parties from:
While the law is relatively clear when it comes to what the parties to a California divorce case can and cannot do after the case has been filed, these terms are unfortunately violated on a relatively regular basis. Whether you have questions regarding your permitted steps or you feel that your spouse has violated these terms, you need to seek the help of San Diego men's rights lawyers who have been fighting for fathers and husbands for many years. Contact the Men's Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.