In Texas, a party can seek three types of temporary relief in a family law case: Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO), Temporary Injunction, and/or (3) Temporary Orders. TROs are commonly used to preserve the status quo by restraining a party from doing some act.
This routine order prohibits a spouse from doing anything to transfer or destroy the property of the marriage or to cause harassment. A TRO is effective for 14 days and will normally become a mutually temporary injunction at the temporary orders hearing. If Temporary Orders are not held within 14 days, then the TRO must be extended by the court to remain in effect.