Part of the Utah Divorce Process
In most cases contested divorce proceedings take a long time to resolve. With multiple issues and conflicting perspectives, agreement and compromise are hard to come by. Because of the extended timeline of divorce the courts allow for the parties to enter temporary orders. Once the divorce petition is filed, the parties can ask the judge to enter temporary orders that will decide how the parties will allocate resources; divide custody and visitation rights relating to the children, and any other issues; throughout the rest of the trial. These temporary orders will stay in effect until a final orders is entered through the divorce decree.
Obtaining Temporary Orders
After the Divorce Petition has been filed, with the help of an attorney you can file a motion for temporary orders. This motion will discuss the facts of your situation and ask the court to award the temporary orders you request based on the previously stated facts. With the help of an experienced attorney at our office, you can be sure that your arguments will be those that are most persuasive to the court.
Once the motion has been filed, the opposing party and their council will have the opportunity to respond to your motion and explain to the court the temporary orders that they would like and why they should be award those orders. The reverse is also true; if your spouse files the petition first then you will have the opportunity to respond.
After considering the arguments in the motion and the response the court will hold a hearing with the parties and their lawyers. The attorneys will present their cases and the court will decide what is fair concerning the property division, and what is in the best interest of the children for the custody and visitation issues.
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The effect of temporary orders can be extremely inconveniencing if they are not decided in your favor. With the help of an attorney you can be sure that you and your children will be taken care of while you work out the details of your divorce. Not fighting for temporary orders or not putting forth your best arguments can lead to difficult consequences. Call or email us today to set up a free consultation with one of our family law attorneys. 801.475.0991