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Temporary Restraining order and K1

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My ex wife put a temporary restraining order on me hen we separated, I was not charged nor arrested since there wa no crime, time after we or divorced.

i am filling a K1 visa for my fiancé, do I need to check mark on the temporary restraining order box and on the on the general waiver?

 

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Although many courts hand out ex parte/TRO's like legal candy, it is required that you report your wife's past TRO. This is part of the new transparency regarding human trafficking, marriage brokerage, etc. When I was a law student I worked in a domestic litigation law firm, where it was routine to petition the court for ex parte orders - especially in contentious child-custody cases. As you probably know from experience, it's a racket and often nothing more than a legal chess game. When it's real, everyone knows it - and that's the exception. Because of this fact, I don't think checking the box exposes you to any major red flag or hurdle. Better to divulge than to get denied.

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