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Temporary Orders define the rules which will be in place during a divorce proceeding until the divorce case is concluded. These issues can include financial, logistical, and child related matters. You and your spouse must abide by the temporary orders or face contempt of court charges. The following are examples of questions that are answered through temporary orders.
- Will one spouse pay the other temporary spousal support? If so, how much?
- Will the marital residence be listed for sale? If so, under what conditions?
- How will the available cash be divided?
- Who will control the investment interests?
- Are there physical assets that need to be made liquid?
- Who will pay the regular household expenses?
- Will one spouse pay the others attorney's fees?
Child Related Issues
- Who will live in the marital residence and who will move out?
- Who will run a commonly owned business?
- Will both parties continue to work in a commonly owned business?
- Will a currently non-employed spouse be required to immediately seek employment?
- Are there issues which require the spouses to avoid any form of contact with each other?
Two Methods for Temporary Orders
- Where will the children live?
- Will there be joint physical custody or will one parent have primary physical custody?
- Will the custody arrangement require a change in the children's school?
- Will one spouse pay the other child support? If so, how much?
- What visitations schedules will be followed if the children live with only one parent?
- How will the children's extra-curricular school schedule be handled?
- How will child custody exchanges be handled?
- How will the children's birthdays and holidays be managed?
There are two methods in which the court issues temporary orders. The first, and preferable method, is by stipulation. This means that the Las Vegas divorce attorneys representing each spouse have obtained an agreement acceptable to both parties. This agreement is then entered into the family court's record. Unfortunately, most temporary orders are not by stipulation.
The second method requires the drafting of a Motion for Temporary Orders and a court hearing. The Las Vegas divorce attorneys representing you and your spouse will first submit their written pleadings to the Family Court judge assigned to your case. They will then appear before the judge at a court hearing. Each attorney will provide the judge with the legal arguments and logistical reasons supporting why their client's wishes should be granted. The judge will then make a determination on all issues before the court.
Las Vegas divorce attorneys, Jennifer V. Abrams
, Vincent Mayo
and Brandon Leavitt
have appeared on hundreds of occasions before the Clark County Family Court judges on Motions for Temporary Orders. They are well versed on what can reasonably be expected from each family court judge.
"My Divorce started in Oct. 2014 with another Attorney. Dec. 2014 met with Attorney Leavitt, felt so relaxed that he was the right Attorney to represent me. Attorney Leavitt filed for substitution of Attorney and took on my case keeping me informed all the way and always keeping me aware of all possible outcomes. He was able to have my case settled by mid February 2015. We had one court date and I completely admired how tenacious he was with opposing counsel before we even entered the Judge's chambers. Divorce is a truly nasty business and I am forever grateful that Attorney Leavitt represented me."
- David L.