It is not unusual for parties to a divorce to assume that everything will stay the same while their case is pending. They assume that each spouse will continue to take care of the children and pay the expenses as they did during the marriage. As convenient as that would be, life does not pause during the time-consuming process of getting a divorce. Bills need to be paid, children need to be tended to, and the spouses involved need to ensure that their joint responsibilities are taken care of while their case is pending and prior to the dissolution of their marriage. To ensure that these responsibilities continue to be met, a judge will rule on a temporary order to maintain a marriage’s status quo while the spouses and the court sort out the details of their divorce. Whether you and your spouse can agree or not on the terms of your temporary orders, diligent and thorough representation is needed to ensure your rights are protected.
At Scroggins Law Group, our award-winning and board-certified Collin County divorce lawyers offer comprehensive divorce representation. That means from the very first phases of your divorce —such as the temporary order hearing —to the last, our team is ready to guide you every step of the way and ensure the best possible outcome.
WHAT TEMPORARY ORDERS CAN ADDRESS
When considering temporary orders, a judge wants to determine how the marriage has operated in the past and make the best effort to maintain stability and routine while the couple’s divorce is finalized, especially if children are involved. This means that everything from parent-child relationships to financial matters must be considered.
Temporary orders can address:
Ideally, even spouses who are in conflict will come to an agreement on these matters before the temporary order hearing. Often that is not possible. If not, the courts will hold what is basically a “mini” trial to decide the temporary issues before it. Our attorneys have experience in creating a strategy to resolve temporary issues, and in preparing our clients for a temporary hearing if it is necessary.
COUNSEL FROM A COMPASSIONATE DIVORCE ATTORNEY
Have more questions about temporary orders? Contact our Collin County family attorneys in our Frisco office to set up an initial, no-obligation case evaluation today in order to explore your options by calling 214-469-3100. We are ready to hear from you.
*Mark L. Scroggins is *board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Unless otherwise noted, other attorneys are not *board-certified.
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