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.
Facing divorce? Let's discuss your options for temporary orders! Our Texas law firm, Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C., has more than a century of combined legal experience in family law and business law to put at your disposal. Call (713) 909-7323 or complete an online form 24/7.
If you’re facing temporary orders that are out-of-line with what your spouse actually needs, or feel that the temporary orders are being used unfairly against you, then you’ll have the opportunity to dispute the orders. Our firm can help you present the truth, establishing temporary orders that are "just and right".
At Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey - we are dynamic negotiators and established trial lawyers with decades of experience.To get started with your divorce and temporary orders, schedule a consultation online 24/7 or call (713) 909-7323.