Temporary orders are issued to address the concerns of both parties while a divorce is pending. Practical questions arise when spouses split up, such as “who gets to live in the marital home?” and “where will the children live?”
Offering Temporary Orders While Your Divorce Is Pending
I am family law attorney Kristi Barnhill committed to helping clients make tough decisions that will affect them today and in the future. If you are facing divorce, I can walk you through the legal process to ensure that your current and long-term needs and goals are addressed.
Temporary Orders and Divorce
Before a divorce is finalized, temporary orders may be issued to address the immediate needs and concerns of the parties involved. I am available to discuss your options regarding temporary orders, to determine which, if any, are necessary.
Temporary orders can be issued for the following:
- Separating finances — Certain property such as a car or the marital home can be temporarily split. Debt can also be split through a temporary order.
- Child custody — A temporary order can address the issue of child custody, designating where a child will live while the divorce is pending. When determining temporary child custody or during the full custody hearing, the courts consider the best interests of the child.
- Spousal support — A temporary order for spousal support can be issued while the divorce is pending to provide a spouse with financial assistance.
- Child support — A temporary order for child support can be issued while the divorce is pending.
Often, temporary orders become permanent. If parties can agree on the terms of a temporary order, it is possible that those conditions can become permanent when the divorce is finalized. It is important to know, however, that divorce decrees can be modified if either party has experienced a significant change in circumstances that makes it difficult to fulfill the obligations of the order.
I can help you address any number of legal issues that arise while your divorce is pending. I will ensure that your rights are protected throughout all stages of your divorce.
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