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The dissolution of a marriage can be an extensive and intricate process. While some couples may resolve their disputed issues relatively quickly, others may encounter obstacles due to the complexities associated with property division, child custody, child support, and alimony. In such situations, where divorce is dragged out, there may be issues such as childcare concerns and financial matters that cannot wait. Temporary orders can resolve urgent issues like these. Please continue reading to learn what temporary divorce orders entail and how our proficient Monmouth County Divorce & Separation Attorneys can help you today. 

What are temporary divorce orders in New Jersey?

When a couple separates, a judge may issue temporary orders to address any serious issues the couple wants during the pendency of their divorce proceedings. Unfortunately, the divorce process can take a long time. Therefore, temporary orders can provide couples with clear boundaries and guidelines to follow as the divorce progresses. They benefit couples who don’t get along as they offer ground rules. Temporary orders may address the following issues:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Health insurance
  • Possession of the marital home

How can I obtain an order for a family law matter?

Before requesting a temporary order, you should try to resolve your disputed issues outside of court. If you cannot resolve your disputed issues, you can request as you would for any other matter with the court. That said, if you want to obtain a temporary divorce order, you must first file your petition for the dissolution of marriage. From here, you can file a motion for a temporary order with the court. In the motion, you will be required to specify why you need the order and what you want the order to include. Depending on what you request, additional paperwork may apply. For example, if you’re requesting a temporary child custody or visitation order, you will likely have to include a proposed parenting plan.

It’s crucial to understand that you must attend a court hearing. The court hearing will take place shortly after you file your request. You should come to your hearing prepared to discuss your request and have evidence to support your claim. The judge may rule on the spot. However, if it’s a more complex case, it may take them a day or two to consider both arguments before making a final ruling.

If you and your spouse are headed for divorce, it’s in your best interest to contact a trusted Monmouth County divorce attorney from the legal team at Paone Zaleski & Murphy, who can help you protect your rights and interests. Regardless of your divorce’s contentiousness, you can depend on us to fight for the best outcome possible.