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The Basics of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)

The end of a relationship can be very stressful. If one party in the relationship is hurt, they might try to continue to confront the party that has ended the relationship to try to persuade them to continue to stay in the relationship. It can sometimes be necessary to pursue a temporary restraining order (TRO). However, you might be wondering what exactly a temporary restraining order is, and what it can do. Here are the basics of the TRO and how it can help in sensitive family law situations.

Alternatives to Legal Separation

Most states recognize legal separations, but Texas is one of the few states that does not. A legal separation is a court-approved separation. Like a divorce, the spouses live apart and have different legal rights and obligations. The main difference is that the couple is still legally married. Legal separations are beneficial for couples that do not want a divorce yet but still want to settle issues about finances, property, and parenting.

Separation in Texas

Many couples decide to split up while not getting a divorce and may wonder if they are able to get a legal separation. While there are not Texas statutes addressing separations, there are ways in which people may arrive at legally binding agreements between them while they are informally separated in Texas, however.