Temporary Orders Hearing
Some separations and divorces can last up to a year, depending on how complex the situation is. This can leave couples in an odd state of limbo if they can’t work out the immediate details. Temporary orders are a way of resolving who lives in the house and who takes care of the children while waiting for the final decisions. It is usually in both parties' interest to resolve outstanding issues upfront. If you are considering a divorce, contact a family law attorney like me to see how this might affect you. If the situation seems like it might drag out, you should know what options are out there for you. Schedule an appointment with my office to learn more.
Temporary orders can be issued by a magistrate instead of a judge in many districts. A magistrate is a lawyer appointed by the judge. The timing for the hearing for this happens quickly after the filing and initial status conference. Usually this means between 30 and 45 days, but it can be faster. You will not have a lot of time to make your case at this hearing. It is usually less than an hour for both parties. You need a strong family law attorney on your team to make this time as effective as possible. The temporary order will almost always be in effect until the divorce is final, so put your best foot forward. If you are planning on filing for divorce or separation, you must be prepared for this step as well. Call me today to discuss the best way forward.
I understand what you are going through and the emotional hardship that comes from a marriage ending. If you and your spouse are unable to agree on how everything will be handled until the divorce is final, the court will issue temporary orders. This part of the legal process is something we can anticipate and prepare for. I will work with you to be ready for your hearing to make the best use of the time. If you are sure you are ready for this, we can start the planning process today so you know exactly what to expect.
Divorce Law Attorney
As a family law attorney, I have seen both sides of a divorce. It can be unpleasant, but with good legal counsel, you can get through it. I am ready to help you now, and getting temporary orders to protect you and your children is one of the first steps. Get in contact with my office and I will meet with you personally to prepare.