If I have a restraining order in place will my divorce go through the same as if I didn’t have one?

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If I have a restraining order in place will my divorce go through the same as if I didn’t have one?

I do not want my husband to know where I’ve been shopping since I have the restraining order against him. I was curious if it is necessary to have to provide the years worth of bank statements? Also, how do I avoid putting my address on every court form? Will there be any differences in the divorce vs. a divorce without a restraining order?

Asked on June 10, 2011 under Family Law, Colorado

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you and your husband are separated (either legal separation ordered by the court or otherwise), you will need to provide an accounting in some form to your husband's divorce counsel or to him if he is not represented. To do otherwise could be construed as you hiding debts and assets from your husband which is not taken lightly by a court. As to the addresses used, you should consider discussing with divorce counsel whether you could get a post office box at a UPS store or something to that effect so that your address is not used or if you could use your lawyer's office address. You are wise to use caution especially when there is a restraining order in place, so your attorney may need to consider all of these factors to determine whether a limited accounting is prudent. If you are legally separated, you may not have to consider those issues, because they could be considered separate debts and assets.


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