Temporary orders are a way to get a custody or support order in place before a final order on the SAPCR has been issued. Note that in order to have a temporary order issued, you must have a pending SAPCR. Please see the General Information page for more information on filing an initial SAPCR.
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Temporary restraining orders and protective orders are different from a temporary order. Temporary orders are a way to get an agreement about child custody and support in place while the process for the final order is in process. Temporary restraining orders and protective orders are emergency agreements meant to protect the safety of a child or ex-spouse.
Many counties will help survivors of family violence apply for a protective order. For more information, please contact your county directly.