The process for divorce can take months. Even though the termination of a marriage may seem finished from the moment you make your decision, it isn’t until a final court order is issued that all matters have actually been settled. In the interim, the court will provide temporary orders to make preliminary decisions on issues regarding child custody and support, spousal support, and orders prohibiting the sale of property until a final property division settlement is reached.
When deemed necessary or due to domestic violence, the court may also choose to grant a temporary protective order (TPO). If you anticipate violence from your spouse during your divorce proceedings, Ohio family lawyer John Heilbrun can help get you a TPO quickly. Call 513-321-3940 to start this action today.
Why Consider a TPO (Temporary Protective Order)
A TPO is effectively the same thing as a restraining order. The primary reason to request a TPO is out of fear of violence or retribution during divorce proceedings. It is important that you act to protect yourself and any dependent children from acts of aggression, but it is equally important that you not request a TPO out of malice or without proper consideration.
A TPO can have an adverse effect on your spouse’s ability to work, which can negatively impact support payments. It may also be unnecessarily damaging to your spouse’s future. Attorney Heilbrun will carefully assess your situation and help you determine if filing for a TPO is in the best interest of all involved parties.
If you live in or around Cincinnati, Ohio and are believe a TPO would serve your best interests, please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun to schedule an initial consultation at one of our area offices today.