What is a Temporary Restraining Order?

A temporary restraining order is very distressful for the person who gets served with the order. Basically, you think of a temporary restraining order as somebody going into court and telling their side of the story and saying, "Hey, this person is bothering me and I want you, court, to say this person can't talk to me anymore or can't come to my house," or maybe even you have to get out of their own house if you happen to be living with that person. If you get served with a temporary restraining order, you're going to see a date on the temporary restraining order telling you that you need to come back to court. That date is your chance to tell your side of the story. The only problem is, unless you're a lawyer, you really don't know how to tell your side of the story. It's important that you come in our office and that you tell me your side of the story because it's really important that we write out what really happened and get let the judge know that what they're saying isn't the whole story. If you get charged or actually served with the temporary restraining order, just come see us, and oftentimes, we can do a whole lot to help make that order go away.