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What Are Temporary Orders?

If you are going through a divorce and have children from your marriage, it’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with what the potential legal ramifications are. These legal matters can take months and sometimes even years to resolve, which is even more frustrating if you don’t understand what exactly is happening. One of the things that can happen in family court is a temporary order. We want you to understand a little bit about what a temporary order is and how it can affect your divorce proceedings. That’s why we’ve put together the following article to help you get some insight into what exactly these temporary orders mean. Keep reading on below to learn more and remember to reach out to The Johnson Law Firm & Associates if you are interested in hiring an expert in family law.

Things like child custody, child support, distribution of assets, and more can take quite a while to get squared away in court. That’s when a temporary order can come into play. Temporary orders are used in family court to help get urgent issues resolved quickly with a temporary effect. A hearing is usually held to resolve these important issues and help the parties involved go on living their lives while the rest of the divorce proceedings are handled. A temporary order will address issues like child support, spousal support, sale or possession of the marital home, health insurance, and more. Keep in mind that the decisions made with a temporary order are not permanent and are meant to help the family continue living their lives while they are waiting for the final court decisions.

If you are having a tough time coming to an agreement with your spouse about child custody, a temporary order can help you get through the difficulties. During a temporary order hearing, the judge will look at things like the underlying facts, details of the request, financial circumstances, and more to provide a temporary custody solution. The hearing typically won’t last longer than an hour and you will typically get a decision from the judge within a week or so after the hearing. Temporary orders are affective until the final divorce settlement. The rulings on temporary decisions can also have an impact on the final divorce settlement.

In order to file for a temporary order, you will need several things to move forward. First, you will need to get together “An Order to Show Cause”, which basically requires you to state what you are specifically asking for. Next, “A Supporting Declaration” is needed to add evidence to your request. The additional two documents you need to file for a temporary order are “A Proposed Temporary Order Giving You Your Requested Relief” and “A Proof of Service Document”. If you are interested in filing for a temporary order, it’s always a good idea to consult with a professional divorce attorney for help getting all of these documents together. Reach out to The Johnson Law Firm & Associates if you’d like to speak with a professional divorce attorney today.