What are ATROs?

WHAT ARE ATROS? ATROs stands for Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders. Alright, now you may be thinking “Why on earth would I have restraining orders in my case?” All California family law cases for a divorce, dissolution of domestic partnership, or paternity action have temporary restraining orders in place. So what are they? In short, they are restraining orders that go into effect when the Petitioner files the Summons with the court. The Petitioner is bound by them when they file the case and the Respondent as soon as they are served with the papers. If your case is for divorce or dissolution of domestic partnership or if it is between unwed parents, the restraining orders are somewhat different as outlined below. DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE OR DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP They are actually called Standard Family Law Restraining Orders which can be found on page two of the Summons form FL-110. When you sign your Petition you are...

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