Often parties file for divorce without a qualified attorney’s assistance and become frustrated because they do not know how to move the case along. I am told, “I filed for divorce and I am waiting for the court to send me my court date”. You will not automatically receive a court date. If you want temporary orders you will need to file a motion. The motion will get you a hearing with the Judge who can make temporary orders as to:
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Reprimanding a party about depleting financial accounts
- Exclusive use and possession of the family home
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
- Sale of the family home
The temporary orders remain in effect until changed by the parties or until the time of trial. If the provisions of the temporary orders are satisfactory to the parties those provisions can be made the final order of the court by being incorporated into the final judgment.
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