Temporary Restraining Orders First, We Listen. Then, We Build a Plan.

Temporary Restraining Orders in Austin

Work With an Expert Attorney to Secure Your TRO

Just as its name suggests a temporary restraining order, or TRO, “restrains” by specifying actions that a particular spouse involved in a divorce process must not engage in. These orders are issued by the court to protect property and children while the divorce case is still pending. However, a TRO does not have any effect on the divorce or on a child support case involved in the divorce.

Discuss your case with an temporary restraining order lawyer in Austin. Call Hembree Bell Law Firm at (512) 768-9737 or contact us online!

Requirements to Get a Temporary Restraining Order in Texas

Either party in a family law case can ask for temporary orders by filing a Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, Temporary Injunction and Temporary Orders. You can apply for a TRO without any notice to the other party affected by the order, and the court can make a decision about a TRO without requiring you and your spouse to be present. After filing, the judge will have a temporary orders hearing and then make the temporary orders.

An affidavit or sworn testimony will also be required in the following situations:

  • When seeking to attach a child
  • To require a child be taken into the possession of another party or person designated by the court
  • When you want to deny the other parent access to the child

These orders will last until a final order is signed by the judge. Normally a TRO lasts for 14 days unless the court decides to dissolve or extend it. A notice for a hearing must be contained in the TRO and the hearing must take place within the 14 days after the TRO is granted. It is up to the court to determine whether the terms of the TRO can be made into a temporary injunction. However, for the TRO to be effective, the respondent must receive the notice of the TRO. This order can be delivered through personal service and other methods.

What Does a Temporary Restraining Order Do?

A TRO may prevent a spouse from doing the following:

  • Making withdrawals from bank accounts
  • Selling or alienating property
  • Incurring debt
  • Harassing the other party
  • Removing child from a certain school or daycare
  • Changing or altering the name of a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Opening mail or communication addressed to the other party
  • Refusing to disclose the amount or location of certain property
  • Intentionally damaging or tampering or destroying property to create substantial loss or substantial inconvenience to the other party
  • Entering a safe deposit box of either party

A TRO can even order a parent to stay away from a child until a hearing can be held. However, TROs are only valid against the other parent and are not binding on a third party, such as a child care provider, bank, and so on. Texas Family Code Section 6.501 outlines the kinds of behaviors that a TRO can be issued to restrain.

Call the police if you are in immediate danger of abuse. Then, contact a restraining order attorney to apply for a TRO! Reach Hembree Bell Law at (512) 768-9737.

Real Stories from Real People

Every Step of Your Journey Matters
  • “Hannah are her entire team are amazing! They are very attentive and were always so thorough and helpful with any questions/concerns I had. She is literally the best attorney I have ever came across. ...”

    - Jordan A.
  • “Ms. Hannah is such an amazing attorney. She's honest, reliable, and knows Family Law through and through. If you're a client, you will be very well taken care of. I wish more attorneys were like her. ...”

    - Sarah B.
  • “Hannah is very professional and has a deep passion for service to others. She gives great advice and is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.”

    - Daniel C.
  • “Hannah is one of the best lawyers I have ever encountered, not only knowledgeable but is extremely compassionate and hard working. Her determination to help and fight for your cause is so motivating ...”

    - Megan G.
  • “If you are looking for a family law attorney, I would highly recommend Hannah Bell. You can trust her to do a great job for you and your kids! She values her clients needs and has open communication ...”

    - Sarah L.

Why Choose the Hembree Bell Team

Your Story Matters
  • A Reputation for Success

    Hembree Bell Law has helped hundreds of families in Texas overcome the emotional and logistical challenges of tough family law cases.

  • A Personalized Approach

    We don’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions – instead, we develop customized strategies tailored to your unique situation.

  • Genuine Advocacy

    We are honest and trustworthy with a genuine passion for helping others.

  • Firsthand Experience

    At Hembree Bell Law, we draw from our own experiences, which inform our services and representation.

Let's Get Started Together

We Will Always Be On Your Side
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please enter this field.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.