While Your Divorce Case is Pending, Our Orlando, FL Divorce Lawyers Move Quickly to Get You the Temporary Relief You Need.
As divorce proceedings get underway, many immediate concerns need quick handling. Who will pay the bills? Where will you and the children live? Do you have to wait until the divorce judgment is issued before you can get child support?
In a Florida divorce, there is no legal separation. In order to resolve critical issues after the divorce is filed and until the divorce is final (which can take months), you have the right to seek what is called temporary relief. These are interim orders issued by the court that protect and support either party while the divorce is pending.
Serving all of Orlando, FL, a divorce lawyer at the New Future Divorce & Family Law Firm can help you obtain temporary relief orders from the court quickly and effectively. Our attorneys assist many people who need temporary relief for child support, use of the home, spousal support, timesharing, and more.
What Do Temporary Relief Orders Cover?
The orders can assist the lower earning spouse with financial help in several ways, including mortgage payments, attorney’s fees, and interim child support. Temporary relief may help cover the costs of a custody evaluation, or provide temporary alimony payments. Temporary relief can also be used to assign an interim parenting plan until a long-term parenting plan is authorized.
If you cannot afford an attorney and your spouse is financially able to provide funds for an attorney, we can request that the court award attorneys fees and litigation costs during the course of the divorce, so that you may fund your case.
Temporary relief is also used to resolve emergency or volatile situations. If your spouse has committed or threatened to commit acts of violence against you or your children, refuses to provide reasonable support, or threatens to destroy property or waste marital assets, we can present evidence to the court on your behalf to argue that relief is appropriate.
If you think you will need such relief, contact the Orlando, FL divorce lawyers at our firm immediately.
How Do You Obtain Temporary Relief?
In most cases, Florida courts require both spouses to attend mediation prior to setting a motion for a temporary relief hearing. If the parties cannot come to agreement on the issues, the parties must file a motion with the court to request the relief, and schedule a hearing. At the hearing, the judge will consider evidence and hear testimony from the spouses and possibly from witnesses, and will make a ruling.
Temporary orders are not a final decision, and terminate when a final judgment of divorce is entered. Even so, it is important that you consult with a knowledgeable attorney before entering into any temporary agreement, as the temporary decisions may have an effect on what happens at the final ruling of your case. Our experienced Orlando, FL divorce lawyers are able to analyze your situation from a broad perspective and advise you on how best to proceed.
Temporary relief orders are highly effective for clarifying the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing spouses on an interim basis. Common types of temporary relief include:
- Exclusive interim use and occupancy of the home
- Temporary child support, including payment of medical and other expenses
- Temporary custody (a temporary timesharing plan and parental responsibility of minor children)
- Temporary property distribution
- Temporary alimony
- Injunction against domestic violence
- Temporary attorney’s fees and litigation costs
- Temporary orders regarding removal of children (relocating a child away from the other parent)
- Temporary freezing of financial accounts, and restraint from disposing of marital assets
- Other appropriate temporary relief
When you need temporary relief in an Orlando, FL Divorce, a lawyer at the New Future Divorce & Family Law Firm can help.
As a full service law firm, we are able to approach your divorce case from every perspective to ensure that your rights and the rights of your children are fully protected. We will be here for you at all times – with the ability to represent you in any legal matter.
To discuss your urgent relief needs with our divorce attorneys, contact us regarding your temporary relief needs or call us at 877.493.4847.