The Power of Temporary Orders
Video Transcribed: What do custody and visitation look like during the pendency of a divorce proceeding? Hi, I’m Chickasha lawyer, Brian Glass, and I often get the question asked, “What do I do about custody and visitation while I’m waiting for my divorce to be finalized?” Well, the court has a solution for that and it is by proper application, which would be an application for a temporary order. The court will grant custody and visitation based on the best interests of the child and the wishes of the parents. If the parents can’t come to an agreement at that time, then the judge will make a ruling based on the best interest and based on the evidence presented by both parties.
The word temporary is a bit misleading because once a temporary order is granted, that is the law or the rules moving forward until a final decree can be met, and if that takes six months, a year, or two years. During that interim period, these temporary orders will act as a basis and guideline for the parents with regard to custody and visitation of the child. You can also address issues such as child support during this temporary order. All these things will be in place and kind of agreed to establish a status quo until a final decree can be met.
If you have recently been served with divorce papers or are in the middle of a separation, you have some questions, or you want something more substantial to be done, you can talk to me about this and you can find me, an Oklahoma divorce attorney, at chickashalawyer.com.