Formal family court and divorce in general can sometimes take months (or even years) to resolve - which is why there is often a need for temporary orders. Temporary orders are rulings by the court used to resolve issues in divorce proceedings between the time of the filing until the divorce can be finalized through family court, mediation or negotiation.
While the divorce case is still pending, temporary orders serve to identify conservatorship, visitation with the children, alimony or spousal support, and interim attorney’s fees. The court can also order who remains in the house and who has possession of the marital property until the divorce is resolved.
The following are decisions commonly made in temporary order hearings:
Essentially, temporary orders can help the lesser-earning spouse maintain their standard of living throughout the divorce process, establish living arrangements for children through the divorce process, and even protect a spouse who has accused the other spouse of domestic abuse.
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