I've never seen this question discussed in reference to forming a new RIA. I understand that employing broker dealers, especially Edward Jones can and will file TRO's against breakaway brokers. But can they also file them when a broker forms their own RIA and has no broker/dealer affiliation? In my case I am thinking about leaving the mother ship, but would only do so by starting my own firm as a "fee only" RIA. Do I need to be concerned about them or do they have no recourse when someone starts their own firm? For those that have left mother green to form their own RIA, I would appreciate if you could share some of your experiences with contacting your clients to move them over. I have about 35mm AUM scratch starter, only want to keep 15-20mm of it (70HH), CFP, yada, yada. Thanks for input.