Should minor children be added to dissolution cases at the commencement of the dissolution or wait until they are covered under the provisions of a protection order?
It is appropriate to enter minor children at the commencement of the proceedings, even when they are not covered under the provisions of a protection order. It is not uncommon to have some restrictions affecting minors appear in a restraining order that does not give rise to the level of a protection order, or restraints in a parenting plan. This information is beneficial to judicial officers.
RN id: 2167