Every marriage is not meant to last forever. No matter what the reasoning behind the divorce, it is important to have legal representation for each side. I almost lost everything because my former spouse said that he was taking care of things and that he would be fair about how the assets were divided. It took several weeks for me to find out what he was up to. It was then that I hired my own attorney and got what I deserved. You should never attempt to go through a divorce without a lawyer working on your side. On my site, I have listed several of the issues that can get overlooked if you are inexperienced with divorce documents and proceedings.
A divorce is a long process, most of which take at least a couple months or more to finalize. If you need to expedite your divorce, you may be able to utilize interim orders to get at least portions of the divorce final. Here is what you should know about interim orders:
What Is an Interim Order?
An interim order allows you to make some of the more important parts of your divorce decisions legal so you can move along while the rest of divorce process moves forward. Interim orders are temporary and include arguments typically heard in family court. Fast decisions are grated during the arguments. While the decisions may not be final, they do help establish rules for both of you to follow throughout the divorce. This helps you deal with the more urgent parts of your divorce.
When Should You Use Interim Orders?
There are some specific issues in which interim orders can be useful. Custody issues are among the most common when it comes to interim orders. When you divorce, your goal for your kids should be to avoid as much disruption as possible. You can file an interim order to gain temporary custody. This means you will maintain custody of your kids, at least for now. This way, you can keep their normal schedules. As your divorce unfolds, you can both work out a different arrangement if you see fit.
If you were not the breadwinner in your marriage, you can file an interim order for spousal support. This allows you to receive money from your spouse as you work through your divorce. This can also be done with child support. If you have primary custody, you can file for interim child support until you finalize your custody arrangements. Interim orders let you get access to funds as quickly as possible so your life is not interrupted too much at one time. You can always make modifications to all the arrangements at a later time.
These are only a few ways an interim order can help you during your divorce. Making some of your more important decisions faster will help put your mind at ease so you can focus on your divorce more clearly. You should not have to feel miserable as you wait for the courts to finalize your divorce. An interim order can help you all feel comfortable as you move through the process of divorce. For more information, contact a family law attorney in your area.