The Family Court has the jurisdiction to issue restraining orders during the pendency of the action, as well as restraining orders that continue beyond the end of the case. Typical restraining orders include those which prohibit offensive conduct between the spouses, as well as conduct toward their children. The Family Court may also prohibit disposition of property and from incurring debts which affects the other spouse until a final determination is completed.

Restraining orders issued by the Family Court can affect a spouse’s ability to possess or carry firearms or to possess ammunition under the federal law.