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What Are Temporary Mutual Injunctions?

Temporary mutual injunctions are a tool used in the divorce process to prevent either party from conducting themselves in a manner that would harass the other party, destroy or tamper with marital assets, or disrupt the lives of the children. Mutual injunctions apply to conduct, property, assets, and children. See these sample temporary mutual injunctions.

What Is Required For Mutual Injunctions In Texas?

The parties and their attorneys may agree to mutual injunctions at the onset of a divorce or the judge may order them at a temporary orders hearing. Once the judge has signed a temporary mutual injunction, it is very important that the parties comply.

How Do Texas Mutual Injunctions Differ From Restraining Orders?

Temporary mutual injunctions are different from a temporary restraining order mostly in length. A temporary restraining order is submitted to the court and signed by a judge and usually includes the same provisions that temporary injunctions include. A temporary restraining order, however, only lasts for fourteen days from the date of signature by the judge. Temporary mutual injunctions can be in place for the entire time of a divorce proceeding.

What Are The Penalties For Violating A Mutual Injunction in Texas?

If a party violates a temporary mutual injunction, for example selling off community assets or removing a party from an insurance policy, the court can take that behavior and actions into account when dividing the community estate or awarding custody of children.

How to Use or Respond to Mutual Injunctions

For more information about your legal options during divorce, please consult with Ramos Law Group, PLLC. Mary E. Ramos is an experienced attorney in the Houston area with extensive expertise in family law. Contact Ramos Law Group to discuss your case.