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It is a little bit of an old trick. The Petitioner in a case seeks a Temporary Restraining Order that will immediately remove children from the Respondent – the mother in a particular case. Attached to the Application for Temporary Restraining order (“TRO”), is an affidavit that says terrible things about the mother. The TRO has been set for hearing. Mother was told by Father, he was dropping the case. She had no proof that the case was being dropped other than Father’s statements. Hmmm.

Father went forward on this TRO. We have been asked to “fix it.”

Once a party to a lawsuit, particularly a family law case, files for immediate court action like a TRO or Protective order, DO NOT just take words and promises. You want proof that the case has been dismissed or nonsuited.