Beginning on May 1, 2013, Bexar County Judicial District Judges have issued a standing order that will apply in every divorce suit and every suit affecting parent child relationship filed in Bexar County Texas. This standing order will need to be attached to all petitions for divorce or child custody filed in Bexar County. This orders both parties to refrain from acts and maintains the status quo of the parties. As with TRO's this order will be effective for 14 days and will automatically become a mutual temporary injunction if neither party contest the standing orders during temporary orders hearing.
Temporary Restraining Orders should not be confused with a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Orders. A TRO will restrain the parties from doing acts but it should not be used to protect members of the family when there is a clear and present danger of family violence, instead one should request a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Order
. Generally a TRO order will order the parties from doing specific acts for example: Communicating with Each other in person, by telephone, or in writing in vulgar, profane, obscene, or indecent language or in a coarse or offensive manner.