It is not uncommon that a spouse immediately regrets the filing of a Petition for Order of Protection from Domestic Abuse. For those not familiar with the term, it is basically a Temporary Restraining Order filed in a domestic relations setting.
These are often filed for very good reasons and are needed to protect one the spouses from abuse at the hands of the other spouse. On many occasions, however, they are filed for illegitimate or otherwise misguided reasons.
For instance, they may be filed in the heat of the moment. They may be filed upon the errant advice of others, some well-meaning, some not as much. They are often filed with the misguided goal of obtaining the upper hand in a divorce or child custody setting.