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Provisional or Temporary Orders in a Divorce Proceeding

When a couple decides to divorce, there is often a great deal of confusion and disagreement about various issues, such as child custody and visitation arrangement, child support, and even where each spouse will live during the divorce. One way to resolve these issues while the divorce proceedings are going on is to ask the court to issue temporary court orders about some of the issues involved in the divorce. These temporary orders may include the following:

  • Temporary protective / restraining order
  • Temporary child custody order
  • Temporary child support order
  • Temporary spousal support order
  • Temporary possession of property order
  • Temporary order preventing each spouse from selling or disposing of assets

Whether or not you need any or all of these temporary orders totally depends on your circumstances and the facts of your case. Your Georgia divorce attorney can help you decide which temporary orders are necessary in your case and file a request with the court to get these orders put into place while your divorce is going on.

You should keep in mind, however, that temporary orders are just that – temporary. There is no guarantee that a temporary order issued by the court on a particular issue will become permanent once your divorce is final. The judge or a jury may change the temporary order that is in place, or decide that there is no need for such an order after the divorce is final. For instance, you may receive a temporary order for your spouse to pay child support in the amount of $200.00 per month, but your final order may only provide for the amount of $150.00 per month.

For more information about how temporary orders may be useful in your divorce proceedings, talk to the Atlanta divorce lawyer who knows how to represent your interests. Contact us or call today to learn how Shaw Law can work with you to achieve the best outcome possible for you and your children.

Scott Shaw is founder and principle of Shaw Law Firm LLC, founded in 1995 and dedicated solely to divorce, family law and child custody matters that must be addressed and decided in the state of Georgia. Shaw Law Firm serves the greater Metro Atlanta area, particularly the counties of Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth, Paulding, Henry, Fayette, Coweta, Newton, Walton, Bartow and Douglas. Schedule a consultation today at 770-594-8309.