What if my spouse retaliates because I file for divorce?
This is a common fear. In most counties, there are “Standing Orders” that go into effect to protect the parties during the pendency of a divorce. Standing Orders are essentially everything a spouse knows they shouldn’t do during a divorce but many do anyway. The courts in most counties decide to enter Standing Orders in every divorce case when it is filed to eliminate a person’s need to go to court to get these orders. Although the Standing Orders do not protect against everything that can happen, they do protect a party from some of the most common things.