Temporary Orders

Since a family law case can take several months or even longer to become final, temporary orders are often necessary whenever children or property are involved. In divorce cases, they usually provide for the temporary custody, support and visitation of the children. Temporary orders may provide for the temporary exclusive use of property by one spouse or the other, and may order one spouse to provide temporary spousal support to the other until the divorce is final. If one spouse is in control of substantially all of the assets, that spouse may ordered to give his or her spouse money for attorney’s fees. The court may also issue a temporary order to prevent the other party from dissapating or reducing the value of marital assets, or from allowing one party to use the other party’s credit (e.g., a joint account or credit card).

General Information

Virtually anything can be the subject of a hearing on temporary orders, and you should always discuss with your attorney whether a hearing on temporary orders is right for you.

If you are getting involved in a family law case and wonder what temporary orders are appropriate, or you have another question about our practice, we invite you to e-mail us or call family law lawyer Kelly Peterson at (801) 616-3301.

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