I filed for divorce and got a temporary restraining order. I was told that the restraining order was only good for 14 days. It took me some time to locate my wife, so I have not had her served with all the papers yet and the 14 days has passed. Can I ask the court for a new restraining order so that it is good when served on her?
Yes, you can file a Motion to Extend the TRO for lack of service and it can be extended two times for two weeks each time depending on whether you get her served. You should consult and retain family law counsel as an uncontested divorce usually does not involved TROs.
Thomas J. Baker of Baker & Tisdale PLLC principally practices in the Central Texas area, including Bell, Coryell, McLennan, Milam and Williamson counties. The advice given here is not and ahould not be taken as a substitute for in-personal consultation with counsel, particularly where legal documents, such as court orders need to be reviewed. I am Board-Certified in Family Law but not in any other areas of practice.
Yes you can. Next time you can just do a one page piece of paper which is an extension of the TRO before it expires. It is a common problem.
Accepting cases in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant Counties. THIS IS GENERAL ADVICE AND DOES NOT REPLACE A PERSONAL CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY AND DOES NOT ESTABLISH AN ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
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