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If you are in the process of getting divorced, it may be beneficial to execute temporary orders in order to avoid disputes between you and a former spouse. Temporary orders set forth guidelines for the following:

  • Child custody arrangement;
  • Visitation;
  • Spousal support;
  • Child support;
  • Possession of assets, resources, cars, and other valuables;
  • Extracurricular activities and obligations;
  • Holidays and vacations.

If there are children involved, it is important to keep the best interest of the children foremost. In order to effectively co-parent during the divorce proceedings, temporary orders may assist in maintaining the child’s lifestyle. For instance, if a child is involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, tutoring, music lessons, or art classes, temporary orders may assist in determining which spouse is responsible for continuing to pay or who will be responsible for taking them and picking them up from activities.

To obtain temporary orders during a divorce proceeding, a person must file a petition with the court specifying the need for the order. For instance, if a person is requesting additional child support, because there was an increase in the cost of his or her child’s extracurricular activity, it is important to provide sufficient evidence along with the request.

If you are in the process of getting divorced, temporary orders can be beneficial to resolving otherwise contentious issues before coming to an official separation, divorce, or child custody agreement. Requesting a temporary order is a complex process that should be completed by an experienced divorce and child custody lawyer in order to protect your rights and interests.

While divorce and child custody disputes can be long and emotionally difficult, an experienced family lawyer can guide you through the process. The Law Office of Larry McCord and Associates is skilled and experienced in dealing with all aspects of family law matters. Call (631) 643-3084 for a consultation today.

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