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Temporary Restraining Order

Definition - What does Temporary Restraining Order mean?

A temporary restraining order is an injunction that is ordered by the court and serves to provide a temporary restriction on a party until a final ruling is made at a later date. In order for a temporary restraining order to be filed, the court must be convinced that a party could suffer significant harm without the temporary restraining order.

Justipedia explains Temporary Restraining Order

Temporary restraining orders are typically requested when one party believes that its rights are being violated by another party, or that they could be violated in the immediate future. For example, a woman who has an abusive ex-boyfriend may request a temporary restraining order against the ex-boyfriend if he is coming near her frequently and implying that he may beat her again. In this case, the court may issue a temporary restraining order at the woman's request until it can decide if a long-term restraining order is needed.

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