When a divorce case is filed there are many issues to be resolved. The parties will seek Court determination of things like property division, child custody, support, and visitation. These orders become final when the case ends, but also must be handled at the outset of the proceeding. This is accomplished by entry of a temporary order that sets forth the parties’ rights and responsibilities during the divorce, until the final decree is entered.
Arizona statutes allow for temporary orders to be made while the parties negotiate the terms of the divorce, or while awaiting a trial of their case. Common temporary orders include providing for the following things:
- Which parent will have custody of the kids and what the parenting time schedule will be like until a permanent order for these issues is made.
- Who pays child support, and in what amount.
- Whether any temporary spousal support is warranted.
Temporary orders provide answers to some of the most pressing issues faced when a case is filed. It is important to make sure these provisions do not become permanent though, unless they make sense for your future. It is critical you take a hard look at what your needs will be down the road and make sure the final order entered takes those concerns into account. Our qualified team of family law professionals will examine your needs and help you forecast for the future. Once your needs are made known, negotiation for results that work for you can begin.
For answers to your questions about how temporary orders in divorce cases work and what you can do to reach final orders that meet your needs, consult a qualified legal professional. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call the Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.