When going through a divorce, particularly when you can’t agree on crucial matters, the court may give you temporary orders, which you will use until the final ones are issued. The divorce process can be lengthy – it can be stressful if couples lack “ground rules” during this period, hence temporary orders. These orders will cover the use and possession of property, spousal support, child custody and support and payment of expenses.
Even though they are temporary, these orders are crucial. Here is why.
The court may keep them
The court considers several factors to give temporary orders while it obtains more information on a case. Thus, it’s careful in its decisions despite being temporary. And in most cases, the details they gather afterward support their verdicts. Accordingly, the chances of maintaining the status quo are high.
Therefore, if you observe the temporary orders and prove to the court that they made the right choices, you and your spouse may use them for a long time.
The court may use your behavior to give final orders
How you treat temporary orders matters. As mentioned before, the court may maintain the status quo. So, if you wish to change them, you should not violate them because your behavior may be assessed when fighting for your interests.
Can you choose your temporary orders?
If you and your spouse can agree on crucial matters, you will send your agreements to a judge to validate them. They will technically be temporary orders because the divorce is not yet final. They will go into effect until the process is final.
You should observe temporary orders whether you wish to maintain or change them. It will be best to get legal guidance to make the right moves.