Temporary Orders

Temporary Orders during an Arizona No-Fault Divorce, which can take up to 60 days to become finalized, create temporary legal orders by the court concerning Spousal Maintenance, Child Support, Legal Decision Making, Parenting Time and other important factors that cannot wait until the actual date of the Divorce trial. An Arizona Divorce Attorney will help you draft the Temporary Orders you require in order to continue living, paying your bills and feeding your children until your actual divorce trial is heard before a judge in the state of Arizona. A Temporary Orders hearing usually lasts between 20-30 minutes so it is important to know exactly what you require to ensure that your concerns are addressed during this initial hearing. An Enholm Law, PLLC Arizona Divorce Attorney can discuss what you may require at a Temporary Orders hearing during an initial free case evaluation that we provide to all of our prospective clients.

What Temporary Orders Can Cover

When one spouse leaves the home and the couple has decided to Divorce, the best possible scenario occurs when the spouses can agree on how the bills will be paid and how the children will be fed until the divorce trial can actually take place. The couple can then appear in court within 48 hours to have a judge finalize these agreements into legal Temporary Orders. In the case where the couple cannot come to an agreement, one spouse has the right to petition the court for a Temporary Orders hearing and this can also take place within 48 hours. Here are some of the things that can be covered in Temporary Orders:

  • Restrain one spouse from coming near or contacting the other
  • Force a spouse to move out of the family home
  • Establish Child Custody
  • Establish Parenting Time (visitation) arrangements
  • Establish Legal Decision Making for the children
  • Establish Spousal Support (alimony)
  • Establish Child Support payments
  • Order either spouse not to sell valuable assets or empty bank accounts
  • Give possession of the family home or car to one of the spouses

Temporary Orders are usually valid until the court holds the final Divorce Trial, or the two spouses come to a mutual agreement on all of the items covered in the Temporary Orders.

Protect Your Rights

Divorce can be a stressful process, especially if there are going to be financial unknowns while you are waiting for the Divorce trial to take place. An Enholm Law, PLLC Arizona Divorce Attorney can work with you to develop Temporary Orders, build a comprehensive case strategy plan, protect your rights and the rights of your children and aggressively advocate your case before the courts. At Enholm Law, PLLC we promise up-front fee structures with easy payment plans and constant communication with our clients.

Contact us at (602)889-6273 today to arrange for your initial free consultation with an Arizona Divorce Attorney concerning your Temporary Orders needs and let us show you why we are the right Lawyers for you.