Once a divorce case is filed or a case for legal separation, the court issues an automatic temporary injunction connected to the summons. In the summons, there is an injunction that prohibits you from disposing of assets, except in the ordinary course of business, from disparaging, harassing, molesting the other party and from taking the children out of the State without the permission of the other party. This is effective immediately upon the service or waiver in acceptance of service by the other party. If you receive divorce papers or papers for any other family law-type case, and you’re not sure what to do, please give me a call and we can figure out the best courses of action for you.
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