Divorce Attorneys in Las Vegas
Temporary Orders are court ordered directives that remain in effect until your divorce case is finalized. These directives deal with issues related to children, logistical considerations, and financial matters. Experienced divorce attorneys in Las Vegas
know that failure by either spouse to follow the Temporary Orders can lead to contempt of court charges. Examples of the issues dealt with in Temporary Orders appear below.
- Who will have control over the checking and savings accounts?
- Are there credit card bills in both spouse's names?
- Are there spousal-owned business bank accounts to be managed?
- Will there be temporary spousal support? If so, for what amount?
- How will the usual monthly expenses be handled?
- Will the stock investments be frozen or continue to be managed? If so, by whom?
- Will the house be sold? If so, how will a listing and minimum sales price be determined?
- How will attorney's fees for both spouses be handled?
Matters Concerning Children
- Do both spouses currently work? If not, will this need to change?
- Who is in charge of running a spousal owned business?
- Are there legitimate concerns about domestic abuse?
- Are there separate living arrangements already in place? If not, what will change?
- Are there any disputes over the family pets?
- Will child support payments be required? If so, who pays and how much?
- Will the children live with one parent or share time with both parents?
- Will schooling transportation responsibilities need to change?
- How will after-school events, doctor's appointments, and other social activities be handled?
- Are there issues with vacations and holidays that need to be addressed?
Las Vegas divorce lawyers, Jennifer V. Abrams, Vincent Mayo and Brandon Leavitt, have the experience that comes from arguing hundreds of Motions for Temporary Orders before the Clark County Family Court judges. This experience includes knowing the past rulings and general inclinations of each family court judge concerning Temporary Order issues.
Methods for Court Issued Temporary Orders
Temporary Orders are issued using one of two methods. The preferred method is referred to as an Order by Stipulation. An Order by Stipulation means that the Las Vegas divorce attorneys representing you and your spouse were able to draft an agreement acceptable to all. The agreement, signed by both spouses, is the authorized by the family court judge.
If an agreement cannot be reached by both spouses through their respective divorce attorneys in Las Vegas, then an alternate method is employed. This method involves the drafting of a Motion for Temporary Orders and requires a court hearing. First, your Las Vegas divorce attorney and the attorney of your spouse will submit documented pleadings to the Family Court judge presiding over your case. The judge will then order a hearing where the attorneys for both parties will provide legal and/or logistical arguments to support their client's positions. The judge will consider all arguments before making a ruling on the Motion for Temporary Orders presented to the court.
"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.