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5 temporary matters to address while a divorce is pending

On Behalf of | May 29, 2024 | Divorce |

Divorces can involve many issues, especially if the couple has children. In other words, navigating a divorce means more than just signing papers and waiting for the final decree.

Before the divorce becomes final, there may be important temporary matters that require attention.

1. Temporary child custody arrangements

Children make up about 22.9% of Tyler’s population, and temporary custody orders outline where the child lives during the divorce process. The orders also establish visitation schedules for the noncustodial parent if custody is not joint. These arrangements provide stability for the child amid the uncertainty of divorce proceedings.

2. Temporary child support

The court may establish temporary child support orders to provide financial assistance for housing, food, education and other necessities. Factors such as each parent’s income, the child’s needs and the standard of living the child would have experienced if the family remained intact help determine amounts.

3. Temporary alimony or spousal support

The goal of this support is to help a financially dependent spouse maintain stability while the divorce is pending. It can help the dependent spouse cover living expenses and transition to post-divorce life.

4. Temporary use of marital property

Deciding who gets to stay in the family home or use other marital property during the divorce process can be contentious. Temporary orders may address the use of marital property, including the family home, vehicles and other assets. These orders can give both parties a sense of stability and access to necessary resources while the divorce is ongoing.

5. Temporary restraining orders

Temporary restraining orders may prevent one spouse from taking actions that could harm the other party or disrupt the divorce process. These orders can prohibit activities such as selling marital assets, harassing the other party or removing children from the state without permission.

By addressing these matters, both parties can navigate the divorce proceedings with greater ease and clarity.


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