Cecilia Diaz

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Under Eighth Judicial District Court Rule (“EDCR”) 5.518(a)(1) the court clerk will grant a joint preliminary injunction (“JPI”) at the request of either party “any time prior to the entry of a decree of divorce or final judgment” to prevent the parties from transferring or selling community property or any property that is the subject of a community interest claim. In this proceeding the parties dispute whether, under EDCR 5.518, the district court was required to impose a JPI requested from an earlier appeal in this case. This Court found that, based on EDCR 5.518’s plain language, the district court was required to impose the requested JPI.