Temporary Orders Can Be Helpful in the Early Stages of a Divorce
Video Transcribed: What is an application for temporary order? Hi, I’m Chickasha lawyer Brian Glass, and I’m discussing the application for a temporary order that is often filed with a petition for dissolution of marriage.
The application for temporary order addresses certain matters that will not wait for the pendency or the completion of a divorce decree. These matters include child custody, child visitation, child support, and things that need immediate attention and will not wait for the final decree.
You can also address spousal support or spousal maintenance. Alimony can also be addressed in the temporary order. There will also be things that cannot wait, like certain bills that need to be paid during your divorce.
Certain bills will not wait. Certain debts will not wait. Certain debtors don’t care what you’re going through and want their money now. Temporary orders will also settle disputes over who gets to stay in the house, who drives what car, who’s keeping what car, and who’s responsible for the payments on all these items.
You can also address attorney’s fees in an application for a temporary order. If one party feels that the other should pay their attorney’s fees, you could apply for it, and the judge may or may not grant it temporarily. You could also apply for any other injunctive relief not listed here that may be pertinent or relative to your situation.
The term temporary order is kind of misleading. Once a temporary order is granted, it is in place until a final decree is entered, which may be three months, maybe a year from now. The temporary order will stay in place until a final decree is made or until that application is made to modify that temporary order. If you found this video helpful or need to discuss this further, or if you need an attorney in Chickasha, Oklahoma, contact me at Chickashalawyer.com