Motions for Temporary Orders: The Important First Step

In many situations, it can be months before a final decision is reached in divorce matters. Often, however, it can be impractical for separating parents to wait months for a ruling. Motions for temporary orders are an important first step in the divorce process and can be requested when you need the court to address important issues immediately.

Temporary orders can be used to address child custody arrangements and parenting plans, payment of child and spousal support, and other important issues that the parties are unable to agree on. Typically, when a temporary order is created, it remains in effect until a new order is created or the final decision is reached.

Because temporary orders may be a factor in the final orders, it's important to work with an experienced lawyer who can help ensure your interests are protected from the beginning.

At the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, we know the divorce process can be stressful. We work closely with clients in Wellesley and throughout the greater Boston area to provide effective solutions that protect their rights and best interests.

What Can Temporary Orders Accomplish?

If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement about seeing your children or splitting expenses, temporary orders can provide the legal guidance you need. We help our clients use temporary orders to:

  • Establish a visitation or custody arrangement
  • Receive alimony or child support payments
  • Prevent the other spouse from selling valuable assets
  • Give one spouse possession of the family home or car

During our free initial consultations, we can review your situation, educate you about what to expect throughout the process, and determine the best way to move forward. Contact one of our attorneys today to discuss your unique situation. Contact us online or call 781-489-3759 to schedule an appointment.