Category: Temporary Orders
Questions/Answers
What is a "temporary order"?
Since it is likely that you and your spouse no longer live together, there have to be some provisions to maintain some financial stability during the separation period. The judge will hear certain requests from your lawyer and your spouse’s lawyer about these provisions and then decide what provisions to put in place. These temporary orders will last until the divorce trial and will be replaced by permanent orders within the final decree or judgment.
What are pre-trial motions?
In a divorce case, pre-trial motions usually define temporary orders for child custody, child support, and spousal support. Sometimes you may hear your lawyer refer to orders that are "pendente lite," which is legal Latin for a temporary order. "Pendente" means "until," and "lite" means "litigation." Orders pendente lite last until the trial and then are replaced by the permanent orders in the judge’s ruling.