One of the primary purposes of a temporary order is to make sure your children have the structure, support and provision they need. R+E attorneys understand “temporary” may last a while and as such we make sure all of your children’s needs are covered. You can expect a customized child custody and visitation arrangement to be included in your temporary order which will establish a primary physical custodian (sometimes known as the custodial parent) and will include a detailed visitation schedule for the noncustodial parent. Your temporary order will also address your child’s financial needs by establishing child support which is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. This amount may not be the permanent amount ultimately established by the Court, but it will be based upon the number of children involved and the adjusted gross income of the noncustodial parent. Your R+E attorney will make sure your children’s additional needs are addressed as well. Your children probably play sports, participate in the arts and some even attend private schools. These expenses can be addressed in your temporary order as well.
Medical care is no exception. The uncertainty of your marriage need not threaten your health or that of your children. Whether there exists extraordinary medical needs or you are dealing with colds, bumps and bruises, the Court will make sure those needs are met by making specified provisions for temporary healthcare in your temporary order.
Chances are if you’ve made your way to this page you are also wondering about alimony. Alimony too can be addressed and ordered on a temporary basis. The Court will likely enter an award for temporary alimony if your case is one in which there is a single wage earner and a stay at home parent. This will allow for both parties to afford the costs of living separately during the pendency of your divorce case. Temporary alimony can also be ordered in the event there is a disparity between the two parties’ incomes for the same purpose.
Temporary Orders should address all day to day issues. Your temporary order for instance can also address such issues as who will occupy and maintain the marital home, how the joint debt will be serviced and even who drives which car.
You may find yourself stuck awkwardly between the breakdown of the marriage relationship and physical separation. Often times parties have “separated” for all intents and purposes but still live under the same roof. A temporary order will provide you with the structure, security and financial means necessary to provide for physical separation.