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Temporary orders are important in family law cases

When you are going through a family law case, there is sometimes the need to have an order issued while the case is moving through the court system. This is where your temporary orders come into the picture. If you think that temporary orders are necessary in your case, you can petition the court to make these happen.

These temporary orders enable you to take your time with the case without having to leave everything up in the air. Alimony, child custody and asset possession orders can all occur temporarily thanks to these orders.

If the court does issue these orders, they will remain in effect until a new order is issued or until the temporary order expires. In some cases, you might have to have a new temporary order issued if the current one does expire before you have the case resolved.

When a temporary order is for possession of an asset, you must remember that you ultimately might not end up with that asset. For example, you might be awarded temporary possession of the marital home, but your ex might end up with the home in the final order.

There is a chance that the temporary orders will actually work out well for your case. This is sometimes the case with child custody orders. In this case, you might petition the court to make the temporary orders permanent.

Any orders that are issued during your child custody case should be reviewed. You should make sure that you understand the orders so that you can comply with them. You don't need to violate any orders since doing so could lead to significant legal troubles for you later.

Source: FindLaw, "Family Court Decisions: Temporary Orders," accessed July 18, 2017

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