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(i) Temporary Restraining Orders

Temporary Restraining Orders are designed to prevent irreparable injury to the status quo. Simply put, marital assets in danger of dissipation, concealment or conveyance to third parties are "frozen" until the Respondent appears for a court hearing on why the court should not extend the protections throughout the duration of the divorce. Commonly, after the entry of an initial temporary restraining order, attorneys for the parties may agree that assets continue to be frozen, under a preliminary injunction, however allowances are made for either party to continue to deposit or withdraw monies for "the ordinary course of business" and/or "necessities of life" until the assets are fully accounted for and subject to a final division and distribution pursuant to the terms of a Judgement for Dissolution of Marriage.