A Restraining Order prohibits or restrains a person from doing something.
In family law, a restraining order is often sought to freeze or preserve assets until a court can
review and ensure that the disposition of those assets is handled either by agreement between the
parties or pursuant to court order.
A restraining order is also sought to prevent a person from doing something, typically to prevent
a spouse from “restraining, molesting or annoying’ the other spouse, and perhaps the children as
A breach of a restraining order allows the person ‘breaching’, to be arrested without warrant.
Please note: If you are involved in a matrimonial dispute, we
strongly recommend that you retain a lawyer to represent
you at the first possible opportunity;
This site and this note are designed only to acquaint you with a
few (and only a few) of the issues that may affect you.
It is not intended as legal advice on any specific case.
You are well advised to retain the services of an
experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
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