Few things are more traumatic than being served with divorce or dissolution of domestic partnership papers. The immediate impact can be terrifying and the future can appear very uncertain. You will want to know whether you will keep a roof over your head, how you will pay your living expenses, what determines when and how often you see your children, how much support you may receive or have to pay, and where you are going to live. Your family law attorney will move quickly, not only to establish fair temporary support, but also to help assure that your children's lives will be as stable as possible, and that you will have a continuing relationship with them.
Temporary child and spousal support
Short-term immediate financial needs during your case cannot wait for the final decree to be issued, and must be addressed quickly to provide for both parties and the children's overall financial well-being while the divorce is pending. A temporary spousal and/or child support order clearly defines financial obligations and rights while the case is pending.
Temporary Orders Covering Other Matters
Your family law attorney can also obtain a temporary order for the following:
- Custody and parenting time
- Status quo order to maintain the stability of the children
- Prevention of modification or cancellation of insurance policies of all kinds
- Prohibiting the waste of marital assets
- Exclusive use of the marital residence
- Payment of attorney fees by the other party
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Oregon or Washington divorce lawyer, please call us at (503) 641-7990 or contact us by e-mail.